I have been thinking about this for a while, and I have determined he does have one. Why else would he have written Cell ?
I say this because at any given time on any given day I can walk into the loo (Water closet, head, restroom, bathroom, toilette, potty, whatever you wish to call it) and almost all the stalls are full with women on cell phones. I have even had to wait, while doing the pee pee dance, for these women to finish their conversation so I can potty. I take that back, they never finish the conversation – they flush and keep on talking. I think they end it when they have to wash their hands (at least they still do that). I have heard women talk about court dates, where they are going for lunch, what they are going to pick up for dinner, which store has the best sales going on, and what the drinking plans are for the evening. I have even witnessed a young man walking into the men’s restroom on his phone... we came out of our respective bathrooms about the same time and he was still on the phone. This would lead me to believe he was on the phone the entire time he was, well, you get the point. Can I say eeeewwww?
So—what does this whole phenomenon say about our society as a whole? We are going down the toilet? There are two reasons why I ask this;
- How much must the party on the toilet not care to have another person on the phone hear them do their business and flush?
- How much must the person on the end of the line not care if they hear that kind of thing?
I am sorry, but I find this disturbing. I mean, do you think the Queen Mum sits in the loo and conducts her business on her phone while tinkling (I hate that word, but it worked, so I am just going to flow with it—oh wait, what’s up with all the potty puns?)? That would give a whole new meaning to her taking her place on the throne.
What is so life threatening that you have to talk about it in a public bathroom, on the potty, doing your business? I have even witnessed people just going in the bathroom just to talk on the phone! There is no “lounge” area in our restroom. It’s not like these people are in a bar and the only quiet place in the building is the bathroom! Thank goodness there is no lounge in our bathrooms; no one would even be able to get into the bathroom then.
And people argue about privacy laws.. sheesh.. I just do not get it. I am sorry if this offends anyone, but you have never seen a 6 stall bathroom full of women just sitting and talking on their cell phones.
Now to the picture at the beginning. Today the high will be 64, which is a good temperature. BUT tomorrow the high will be 47 with rain and, gulp, possible snow! I think we are approaching the end of fall.
P.S. I wonder how many cell phones are injured a year by being dropped in the toilet?