CELL PHONES AND BATHROOMS
Which do you do? I do 2, 3, 4 & 8. And of course, the real business at hand.
Since we’re talking about work bathrooms, some good advice is to remember that it’s not your home bathroom. I understand brushing teeth at work has become popular. But it doesn’t take 10 minutes.
And don’t even think of using the phone while in the stall. It’s wrong and it’s rude. Is there nowhere sacred in the workplace? We have to talk to each other all day, we have to talk on the phone all day. We are enveloped in and inundated with noise. Can there be one place without phones? One place without your stupid ringtones? If not, I hope your Bluetooth device falls into the can. And you fish it out. I heard a guy once in a stall that was talking on the phone whilst straining to evacuate. I kid you not. And he was talking business.
Quick thing on Bluetooth: it’s really ok to miss a call. I promise not to think less of you if you are not in conversation with someone when you enter the building. Conversely, I also don’t think more of you because you have one. You’re likely a dork like me. And I know it’s wrong, but I pretty much want to punch everyone that wears one when they are not needed. Which is almost always.
Back to bathrooms: what kind of slob leaves urine on the seat of a toilet at work? You sick toad; how hard is it to peel off a few sheets of TP and wipe it off? How does that even get there? If you are using the stall to urinate, how’s about picking the seat up? And I won’t go into detail here, but if you have to flush twice then flush twice. Understand?
Back to phones: you like Fall Out Boy and maybe Fergie and whoever else and you got a new phone and you learned how to get different ringtones. Yippee-kay-yay. We get the picture. Now put it on vibrate. Or better yet: don’t leave your phone behind when you leave your desk. So you walk around with that thing on your ear and your phone ringing at your desk. That makes so much sense.
Here’s an idea: if we are going to have a professional meeting, why not set it to vibrate, or just turn it off? Don’t wonder why I’m drawing pictures of Sasquatch if you don’t. How seriously can I take you if you have some song blaring out your phone while we are talking?
Have a good day!
[tags]work restrooms, Bluetooth, ringtones, slobs, Sasquatch[/tags]