Welcome to Wickedness Abounds.
Mondays is dedicated to wicked things, people or creatures. Today I have another question for you…. Why would someone answer a cell phone on a plane?
Yes, this happened last week. I was on a flight to Seattle (love Horizon) and this man (I will not call him a gentleman) answered his cell phone. (waits for gasps of horror!) He is very wicked bad.
Yes, he actually answered it. Part of the conversation I heard was, “I am at 7000 feet….”. My jaw dropped, bounced off my lap and landed on the floor. I know my eyes just about bugged out of my head in shock. I looked around and several other people were staring in horror at this guy.
My question to you is why would he answer the call? Why not wait? I don’t know about you but, I can wait to get a call on my cell until I am on the ground. Why? Because I don’t want to kill everyone on board with a call that could have waited 45 minutes. Yes, we were 45 minutes out of Seattle when he got the call. No one made a move, made a comment or even ripped it out of his hand and shut it off. (If I had been closer, that would have been my choice.)
I was writing with pad and pen (call me old fashion) so I beeped the flight attendant to come on back. I asked her a stupid question (how much longer to Seattle) and wrote on my pad about him being on the phone. By this time “the jerk” had gotten off his call (he saw her coming) and put his phone away. She didn’t see the call so asked me if he did it again to beep her again.
He didn’t pull his phone back out until we landed then, the minute the tires hit the ground he was back on that phone. And the calls? I had tried to make excuses that they were a family emergency or something of that nature. But, from what I overheard they were sales calls. Yep, work related that could wait.
So why not wait? Have you ever had this experience? Have you ever been in a public place with someone shouting to be heard on their cell phone? What part of “shut off your phone” do you think this guy didn’t understand?
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