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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Fancy » Jan 31st, 2013, 12:50 pm

People generally talk louder on a cell phone. Those that are that much louder should get their hearing checked.

Jonrox wrote:I know a lot of loud talkers who have a normal speaking voice louder than what most people are like on cell phones. So do we also ban loud talkers from restaurants? It's GUARANTEED that they'll be loud, while the cell phone user MAY be loud at some point (and most people just text in restaurants anyway).


I did say "probably" - I wasn't expecting to try and qualify my statement. Maybe some people should be reminded to use their "inside" voice.
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Jonrox » Jan 31st, 2013, 1:12 pm

My point is just that some people have ridiculous double-standards.

They get annoyed by cell phone users in a doctor's office because they find watching someone text to be bothersome, but they're ok with watching someone read a magazine.

They get annoyed by cell phone users walking in a mall quietly texting, but they're ok with someone walking with a friend.

They get annoyed by cell phone users making a call in a restaurant, but are ok with someone having a conversation with a friend.

My experience is that people who like to complain about cell phone users just like to complain about lots of things.
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby jimsenchuk » Jan 31st, 2013, 1:41 pm

Jonrox wrote:My point is just that some people have ridiculous double-standards.

They get annoyed by cell phone users in a doctor's office because they find watching someone text to be bothersome, but they're ok with watching someone read a magazine.

They get annoyed by cell phone users walking in a mall quietly texting, but they're ok with someone walking with a friend.

They get annoyed by cell phone users making a call in a restaurant, but are ok with someone having a conversation with a friend.

My experience is that people who like to complain about cell phone users just like to complain about lots of things.


I don't answer the phone at breakfast, lunch and dinner. As for cells or other wireless devices in restaurants....it's a place to eat and enjoy face to face conversations, "remember the ole days, if you had to use a phone you went to the pay phone or in house phone. When me and my friends go out they leave their wireless stuff at home (good thing to do....wifes can't find us...) :nyah: :coffeecanuck:
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby waynetyea » Feb 1st, 2013, 4:14 pm

the sign says please turn off your cell phones. not dont talk on the phones. anyways i just got back from the xray clinic and they had the same sign and i looked around and there was 2 other people there a man and a woman and they were both on the phones the whole time.. i finally asked the receptionist why they have the sign up there and do not enforce it. she said that they dont care if your on your phone in this room but want it off when your going in for xrays... then i saw a doctor come out of the xray area and he was talking on his cell phone. why not just take down the stupid sign... what a effin joke
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Dash5 » Feb 1st, 2013, 4:41 pm

waynetyea wrote:the sign says please turn off your cell phones. not dont talk on the phones. anyways i just got back from the xray clinic and they had the same sign and i looked around and there was 2 other people there a man and a woman and they were both on the phones the whole time..


How do yu know they were phones? Were they talking on them? How do you know they weren't iPods or similar devices? If they weren't talking on them why would it bother you if they were sitting there quietly reading or texting them? How were you adversly affected in any way by these two people using electronic devices?

waynetyea wrote:i finally asked the receptionist why they have the sign up there and do not enforce it. she said that they dont care if your on your phone in this room but want it off when your going in for xrays... then i saw a doctor come out of the xray area and he was talking on his cell phone. why not just take down the stupid sign... what a effin joke


No, the "effin joke" is that some people get so worked up over such trival matters.
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Hmmm » Feb 1st, 2013, 6:07 pm

Why won't this thread die already? We should have a vote: Its ok to use my smartphone on silent in a walk in or KGH, Yes/No.

Anyone who says no is not intelligent, the answers have been given from the source and its YES.
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Takin it easy ! » Feb 1st, 2013, 7:27 pm

Hmmm wrote:Why won't this thread die already? We should have a vote: Its ok to use my smartphone on silent in a walk in or KGH, Yes/No.

Anyone who says no is not intelligent, the answers have been given from the source and its YES.
"No "its not intelligent to be addicted and abusive with cell phones now we can end this thread :sleepdeprived:
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Woodenhead » Feb 1st, 2013, 9:16 pm

Takin it easy ! wrote:addicted and abusive with cell phones

that's tangential to the thread - quit soapboxing & use your brain
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Hmmm » Feb 1st, 2013, 10:02 pm

Takin it easy ! wrote:"No "its not intelligent to be addicted and abusive with cell phones now we can end this thread :sleepdeprived:
The thread isn't about addiction to cell phones, its called "cell phone use in walk-in clinics". Anybody else care to answer no?
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby Frozen Nibs » Feb 5th, 2013, 9:10 pm

Omg, I can't believe that this thread is as long as it is. I go to walk in, its busy so I read castanet, cnn, weather channel and anything else... no different than picking up a magazine. Doesn't distract me from hearing my name being called or anything. Seriously, I can't believe someone actually thinks this is an issue. If the phone rings, I put to my answering machine, most do and the ones that do answer usually go outside. Who cares... its not any of my business nor should it be anyone elses. Next topic please!
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby StraitTalk » Feb 5th, 2013, 10:10 pm

Ahahah this thread is the reason I signed up to this forum in the first place.

You silly old geezers have me in stitches.
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Re: Cell phone use in walk-in clinics

Postby jimsenchuk » Feb 7th, 2013, 11:27 am

waynetyea wrote:the sign says please turn off your cell phones. not dont talk on the phones. anyways i just got back from the xray clinic and they had the same sign and i looked around and there was 2 other people there a man and a woman and they were both on the phones the whole time.. i finally asked the receptionist why they have the sign up there and do not enforce it. she said that they dont care if your on your phone in this room but want it off when your going in for xrays... then i saw a doctor come out of the xray area and he was talking on his cell phone. why not just take down the stupid sign... what a effin joke


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