I'll bet Hallmark has a lovely assortment of cards for this occation.
I'm still of the opinion that cell phones are a fantastic peice of technology gone horribly wrong. They are fantastic for doctors that have to be able to be reached at a moments notice. For parents who want to make sure the babysitter can get ahold of them. For people who are driving who's cars break down in remote areas. For eldery people, who can take them all around the place and call for help quickly.
Sooo, how come I never seem to hear phones being used for these purposes? How come all I ever seem to hear is someone at the movies with one, who has such urgent information to share, such as explaining to the person on the phone that Yes! I'm at a MOVIE! Yes, I have POPCORN! Now LET ME TELL YOU THE ENTIRE PLOT OF THIS MOVIE!" And when told to be quiet, they usually respond with such polite comments such as, "Can you shut UP I'm on the PHONE!"
I have yet to hear anyone say in at theater, or in a restaraunt, "Tell Johnny to hang on, Mommy and Daddy are on our way home." or, "Thank you. Please call the hospital and alert them I'm on my way and tell them to prepare for the patient." However, I have seen people look quickly at their phone screen, then slip out the door as fast as possible. I think those are the doctors and the parents of sick children.
Yup, National Cell Phone Courtesy month.
Personally? I think we should all celebrate by grabbing the cellphone of the next obnoxious user...you know, the one sitting behind you at that restaurant going, "YES, I JUST ORDERED CHICKEN!" or yammering away while they're driving, totally oblivious to what's going on... (Much, indeed like the woman who almost hit me with her car today, while I was in the crosswalk, with the light telling me I could cross. Yes, this is the 8th time I've almost been run over, while in the crosswalk, the light telling me I could cross. And, ironically, every single person who has almost hit me has had their ear glued to a cellphone. And we wonder why I hate the damned things?) and shove them up their asses. Since 99% of all the cellphone conversations I've been so... er,... lucky to overhear have been being carried on by people who seem to have the art of talking out their asses to an artform, I figure we'll be doing them a real favor.
Yes, I do understand there are good cell phone users. They're just hard to spot, because they usually do things like... oh, I dunno, turn off their cellphone when in public places. Or, if they can't do that, they go somewhere quiet to take the phonecall.
I wish I could be more like Nephy. He used to like to make terrible bodily function noises involving licking his hands, covering his mouth with them and blowing as hard as he could, whenever someone came in the bathroom and started using a cellphone. That kid had balls.