Thursday, December 16, 2010

To Flush or Not to Flush…While You are On Your Cellphone

I realize I am a bit old-fashioned. While I have a cellphone, it’s old. It allows texting but there is no Internet access and I certainly can’t take a photo.

I like having a cellphone in case of an emergency, if I need pick up or son or if I need to stop at the grocery store on my way home.

I don’t understand the need to be constantly connected. Do I really care if someone just posted something to my facebook? Not really. Do I want instant messages while I am trying to enjoy dinner or a movie? Not particularly. In fact, I find that completely rude.

And while I understand the desire to make a work meetings go faster by reading and sending text messages, it’s bad form and people shouldn’t do it.

But what bugs me the most about people who are unable to let go of technology are those who talk on their cellphones not only while they are in the bathroom, but going to the bathroom.

How do you explain to the person on the other end of the phone call the noise they hear is you peeing?

Not only is it completely ignorant to the person you are talking to, but it’s rude and inconsiderate to people who are sharing the bathroom with you.

Sadly, this talking and peeing is a constant occurrence, even at work.

The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back was a recent business conversation a coworker was having as she entered the bathroom, locked the door, unzipped and started to pee.

I didn’t know what to do. Should I stop peeing? Should I flush when there was a break in her conversation or should I not worry about it and let her explain why she can’t hear the person talking?

People, if your conversation is so important, wait until its finished before heading to the bathroom. Or here’s a thought, tell the person you need to go to the washroom and call them back.


Melissa aka Equidae said...

so right you are... i always wonder why people are so concerned every second about not being connected etc...passed by from sits

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I would have just finished peeing, flushed, washed my hands and gone on my way. Let your coworker deal with the questions.

Cheers and Happy Holidays :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Lady Mama said...

I couldn't use the phone while in the bathroom - that would just be, wrong! I have an old cell phone too.

Debbie said...

You are so right! That is one of my biggest pet peeves too. Especially at work where everyone knows everyone else.

Cristina said...

How funny! My husband and I just had a conversation similar to this about sacred times and the connectedness people are compelled to feel. So, he posted on Facebook that he was on the crapper to instigate! No one responded. Regardless, I agree with you. If I call someone, it's not to hear them get their w.c. on.

Happy SITS day!