What are you talking about?

There is always that one person that talks WAY to loud on the phone in public and you can hear everything they are saying to the other person. We try not listen because its rude and an invasion of privacy but when it comes to someone yelling at someone or responding in a way that may be interesting or entertaining to us, we can’t help but to listen. Since we can’t hear the other person on the other end of the phone call, we can only imagine what the conversation is really about. Why is the person mad that the other person? What did the other person say to get a response back like that? Sitting on the train, bus, sitting in a quiet area, even just walking on the street, people are talking on the phone everywhere. Asking people to lower it down or even put the phone away in a quiet area will get you dirty looks because they are allowed to do whatever they want. What they don’t understand is that they are disturbing other people and we don’t want to hear their conversation. We especially don’t want to hear the conversation when it involves screaming and cursing at a significant other or in that matter, anyone. Keep your phone calls to yourself.


  1. Reblogged this on Convergent Media | Divergent Voices and commented:

    You speak the truth. If someone intends to take personal calls in public spaces, they should realize that their giving up their right to privacy. He/she might as well put speaker mode on so anyone wishing ear shot can hear the other half of the conversation, rather than tease everyone with half of a mental breakdown over the phone.

  2. I agree with you. Talking in public is a way of sharing your privacy to the world or more so strangers. The term Don’t talk to strangers almost relates to this. You’re not physically talking to a stranger however, you are talking basically in front of one if you’re in public.

  3. I totally agree. I usually save my phone calls for when I get home, so that way there are no interruptions. Although talking on the phone involves some extent of distance, there is still intimacy in a long phone, or catching up with an old friend, or just talking to your significant other at the end of the day, etc.

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