SQL Server Performance

People Watching

Discussion in 'EditorsBlog' started by shanetasker, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. shanetasker New Member

    One of the things I enjoy about travel is the ability to experience things that you do not see in your day-to-day environment, for example, waking up to a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance or watching the sunset over the Grand Canyon. I have been fortunate enough to be able to experience many different cities and sites around the world; however, the one thing that always intrigues me is people watching. That is watching how people respond to every day scenarios.
    The one thing that intrigues me is the way that people use their cell phones. For some, it appears to be the most important thing in their lives; others never answer it when you call. I understand that there are people who need to be available to respond to phone calls in an urgent matter. If you are the leader of a country and expected to give executive orders at a moment's notice or an on-call medical specialist then responding to your mobile phone is important. However, do you really need to respond to a phone call when you are in the bathroom? I was in the airport today and there was a gentleman who decided his call was just as important as the reason he was in the bathroom. What are your thoughts about cell phone etiquette and where is the strangest place you have seen someone using a phone?
    - Peter Ward
  2. unclebiguns New Member

    I think choosing to answer your cell phone when you are in the middle of a face to face conversation with someone is rude. Especially if you don't check the caller id and politely say, "Excuse me, I have to take this call because ...". The bathroom is probably the strangest spot I have seen a cell phone used.
  3. goodideadave New Member

    I was at one of those Microsoft dog-and-pony shows held at a local theater. I am in the men's room, and the guy in the next stall takes a call on his cell. I am sitting literally three feet away, and it becomes obvious this is a prospective customer. Its time for me to leave and get back to the presentation, but I didn't want to flush while my neighbor is still on the phone. Finally, I had to hit the lever, and it sounded like a jet engine. While I'm washing my hands I hear the guy say, "Noise? No, you were breaking up for a moment, but the signal's better now." I don't care who's calling, there are times and places where I just don't answer. Part of the monthly service is for voicemail, you know.
  4. cenkoz New Member

    I was also in the men's room, and the guy in the next stall answered his phone. He told that he is in a meeting and he cannot talk much. Instead of answering why didn't he call back? And you are in a meeting with what?

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