Sunday, September 10, 2006

Is it Me?

Or are patrons of Wal-Mart and Target required to talk on their cell phones while shopping (read: pushing their carts aimlessly through the store with no regard for anyone in their vicinity)?

7 comments:

TLS said...

Of course it's just you...don't you know that any public space is open game for cell chats no matter how distracting or annoying it may be to others?

anna said...

ugh....Mary Beth do not I repeat do not get the pregnant lady started on cell phone abuse while shopping. (You've already got me started once on while driving so you know I'm liable to go postal on you).


Recent sign on the side of the road that I find hilarious....

"Cell Phone users report DUI"

I think I'm going to change it to...

"Drunk Drivers report DWUCP (driving while using cellphones)."


While I don't have a problem with the men calling their wives to say "Honey they're out of size 4 diapers what now?" I do have a problem with the people that talk loudly for the entire shopping experience while driving a cart one handed and then give you a dirty look cause your 2 year old is singing John Jacob Jinglehimmer Smith at the top of his lungs.

Rightthinker said...

This is the self-importance problem...everyone is SO important, that they must be in constant communication with the outside world...can't even go shopping without knowing just how important they are-can't miss that call!

The main thing is that they are then oblivious to the other shoppers. They'll park their cart and laugh and carry on, and I just want a jug of Juicy Juice! Move it! I'm also not particularly interested in their conversations.

I have a whole host of shopping problems..the way people act like they will die (and nearly run you and your kids over) to get a close-in parking spot..when they finally emerge from their vehicles, it is apparent that a small walk could do their cardiovascular system quite well.

People with brats in the store-running, yelling, getting in the way. Particularly after what seems like a "normal" bedtime..toddlers at the store past 9:30=tired toddlers.

People (particularly women) shopping with the whole family-unable to make a decision about nasty Lunchables or chips on their own. Every aisle becomes a UN Peace talk, as they stand there and argue over which cereal to buy. Ugh.

There are more, but that was long enough for any morning rant! LOL!

Kat E said...

My husband and I really get irked by people talking on their cell phones in restaurants...for some reason they always talk WAY more loudly on the phone than they would to their dining companions, and don't even get me started on the ringtones that you could probably hear from Mars! My husband likes to retaliate by talking loudly about embarrassing personal hygeine problems...

Jennifer said...

My biggest beef is still the library. Cell phones should be banned in libraries. Period.

MB, I just wrote a note to Anna about this, but I'm pretty certain I saw you today peering at me from my photo album. Were you in Anna's wedding?

Mary Beth said...

JenniferOooh, I've never seen anyone using one in the library. That's terrible!

I am in fact peering at you from your photo album. I stood up for Anna. Jay stood up for J!

Ritz, it sounds like your hubby is the perfect man for you!

gavin richardson said...

i think the folks at wal-mart drive their carts faster, making them more dangerous.. honestly an after youth group sunday stop i almost got run into three or four times by these yahoos!