Rude cell phone behavior

12 Dec
As a general rule, when on a date I always leave my blackberry on silent in my bag until I excuse myself to use the ladies room (aka text for help). 
Why do I do this? 
Simply put, it is respectful! And since both men and plaintiffs are innocent until proven guilty, this man who is opening the door, pulling out my chair and paying for my dinner deserves my undivided attention. Well, at least until he does something appalling like talk about a computer program he designed which produces fart noises. Then AND ONLY then is it acceptable to lose all respect for him, take out your phone, text anyone in your phone book and demand they rescue you from this hellish ordeal. 

I am a very big believer in the mid-date text. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that when I go out on a date, there is a mass text that goes out with an update on how it’s going (usually it is going hilariously wrong). Normally, there is always a point during the date where I feel the need to take a break from entertaining. This is where I excuse myself and take a trip to the rest room and send out the infamous mid-date text. I can say with 85% accuracy that I have only skipped the mid-date text a grand total of 2 times and that was because I was actually enjoying myself *gasp* (shocking I know). 

Anyway, back to the situation at hand…. The cell phone.

In my opinion having a cell phone is a very reliable investment.Not only is it great for contacting your friends and loved ones when you need them, it also makes for a great security blanket when attempting to avoid awkward situations. 
Some people are incapable of talking face to face. SOOOO engrossed are they with their phones and apps and bbms that they are totally and completely ignorant of the fact that I am standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM attempting to have a conversation with myself! 
It is really so annoying to be talking to someone and suddenly have them stop me mid sentence to answer a message on their phone. It is sad that people are so afraid to ignore their virtual friends by not promptly answering their texts. Personally I think it is worse to ignore a human being but maybe its just me?  

When friends ignore you in favor of their phones, that’s one thing. However, when on a date, it is really REALLY unforgivably rude to take out your phone and start texting people. Obviously I wouldn’t be addressing this issue if it hadn’t happened to me so…………

Rude cell phone behavior story #1
I was on my infamous date with Salt, the boy genius who offered a random woman in the restaurant food from our table. Anyway, while I was in the middle of a fascinating story about something epic he just nonchalantly takes out his phone and answers a message and gave me the “one minute” hand gesture.
Granted I was not at all interested in ever dating him but still have some respect man! You can’t leave your phone off for however long it takes me to realize you are not worth my time a 2 hour date? If I didn’t despise him before, the cell phone thing sealed the deal.
Rude cell phone behavior story #2
On my movie date with “The Talker”, he decided that it would be appropriate to start calling his friends on the car speakerphone. He then thought that it would be acceptable to invent absurd stories about how I was “taking advantage of him” in the backseat of his car and saying this to his friend on the speakerphone. 

TheTalker: “Yea dude, she was taking advantage of me so we missed the first half hour of the movie”

I ask you…is this happening to me??? Is this my life??????? SERIOUSLY??????????

Newsflash: Inventing fake stories about all the things you wish I would do to you does not make them any more realistic or feasible. You sir are a failure in flirting and in life PLEASE step away from the girl who is out of your league because shockingly, even your fantasy of me isn’t interested in you.

To sum:
Using your phone when you are out on a date sends the message that the person you are with is not all that important. (Now, if you are lucky enough to be out with ME it is pretty clear that there should be no issue with that). This means that people who are obsessed with their phones might not have the time to dedicate to being obsessed with me which is simply unacceptable.


5 Responses to “Rude cell phone behavior”

  1. Charles December 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    You should look into dating younger men…they are less obnoxious and are more intimidated by women older than them. The only issue is them being awestricken by your beauty and not able to focus on the conversation at hand because of it. However, no cell phone problem 😀

  2. Check Pleaseee December 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Please refer to my blog post entitled The Man Child. I am not into underage men and I am definitely not into jail time.

  3. Enamuel December 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    "Charles" you are living in Cheeseball Square, stop with the corny shit and just ask her out like a man…Anyways as a man (yes a real man is reading this blog now) I fully agree with the "no cell phone" on a date rule. I was on a date recently and this girl although interesting (and I know she was interested in me) was on the phone throughout dinner and that was a major deal breaker for me. At least wait until the 4 or 5 date to do that.I was also unaware of the “mid-date text” is that a common thing or just you? I always wondered why girls take so long in the restroom, I guess it’s not for powdering up anymore…

  4. jollyG December 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Hahaha yes girls do that, if the guy goes to the bathroom it gives me a few minutes to check my phone. Altho I would never take my phone out on a date. Its even ruder when the guy calls his friends in the car and plans to meet up with them at the same restaurant on first date!!!! Yes this has happened to me.

  5. Check Pleaseee December 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Well Enamuel, considering that this is the year 2010 I highly doubt that women are in the bathroom powdering their noses. Bottom Line: if the girl is in the bathroom for more than 5 minutes there is cause for suspicion

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