March 11, 2011 2:06 am at 2:06 am #595639basmelechParticipant
My husband was in a doctor’s waiting room when he unavoidably overheard a woman talking very loudly on her cell phone about her personal medical issues, (woman related ones, and there were other men present). I think people should be more careful when talking on their cell phones in public. People don’t realize they are not in the privacy of their homes or a phone booth while on their cell phones. (they also look somewhat cuckoo if they are using a blue tooth and are yakking out loud with no one else in sight.)March 11, 2011 4:03 am at 4:03 am #749417s2021Member
eew.. Im a woman n I certainly dont wanna hear about it..March 11, 2011 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #749418deiyezoogerMember
When people are on the phone they are totaly unaware of their suroundings, thats why you its dangeres to drive while on the phone even if you have blue tooth and your hands are free.March 12, 2011 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #749419
I love to hear peoples personal conversations. The more I hear of them, the more normal I realize I am than most people.March 13, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am #749420Stamford Hilly BillyParticipant
when i’m on the phone in public e.g the train, if i am speaking about something personal i do so in hebrew if the person i’m speaking to also speaks hebrewMarch 13, 2011 2:10 am at 2:10 am #749421golden momMember
Lol u would be surprised how many pp understand hebrew now a days pp can lool like w0 guyim and can be israeli or how about all the spanish guyim who work for jews and can speak a perfect yiddish or hebrew (whatever there boss speaks)March 13, 2011 2:34 am at 2:34 am #749422ZeesKiteParticipant
Whenever speaking on a cellphone in public, I go to a side, and speak in a hushed voice. I think it’s more mentclich, and modest too.March 13, 2011 3:38 am at 3:38 am #749423s2021Member
🙂 Know wat u mean guy. Just spend sum time on the Frum busses to lkwd/bk… Seriously.. I still wonder how that woman who sat behind me one trips relationship with her husband is doing, n if the therapy helped her learn how to talk to him.. N if he still gets angry when she doesnt have water bottles in the house.. N if hes more willing to shlep the laundry basket down the stairs before he leaves to work to put in the trunk of the car so she doesnt have to be the shlepper when she goes to do the laundry by her mother… (talk about dirty laundry..)March 13, 2011 3:57 am at 3:57 am #749424yoyo56Member
the only time you notice someone talking abt a personal issues or diff issues is when they talk really loud i find it certain ppl depending on how they are brought up will speak at a diff tone many ppl think that in order for the other person on the fone to hear is if they yell many times when im on the boss and i hear someone talking very loudly i will eaves drop ppl just have to learn to lower their voice when on he phone in public area many time when someone calls me just to shmooze i would call them back if im on the street bec i dont think that ppl near me or walking past me need to hear what im saying of its necessary to speak to that person i would do it quietly and unattractively!March 13, 2011 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #749425
Stamford Hilly? Billy; (Probably trying to read Hillbilly); Some people think that by airing their dirty laundry in public they will somehow gain sympathy or admiration that will boost their ego. What they don’t realize is, that they make the person sitting (or standing) next to them uncomfortable. Unless, like one of the posters, who is either not serious or a gossip and they really enjoy someone else’s juicy stories.March 13, 2011 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #749426
Metrodriver: if u were referring to me, I don’t enjoy the conversation per se rather I get a new understanding each time how much more normal I am than some of these peopleMarch 13, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #749427shuliParticipant
when i am in public, i try not to speak on the phone. even if its not so personal. i think its just not modest and i dont like when people listen to my conversations. i would rather just text or say i would call them back later.March 14, 2011 2:15 am at 2:15 am #749428
guy-ocho; I wasn’t exactly referring to you. Because I got the drift in your (original) posting. Now, I won’t appoint myself as the Psychologist of the Coffee Room, but I’ll give you my (unsolicited) opinion, anyway. Your motivation (for peeking in on people’s failures or eavesdropping on their (juicy) conversations.) is an ego booster for you. My advice to you (To be taken with more than a grain of salt) is to sit in on “Divorce Court” (The real one.) and hear the dirty laundry aired in public. At the end of the day, you’ll go home feeling really good.
p.s.: This post has been written in the spirit of Purim and should not be taken at face value.March 14, 2011 4:35 am at 4:35 am #749429HealthParticipant
“when he unavoidably overheard a woman talking very loudly on her cell phone about her personal medical issues, (woman related ones,”
And how come when they get into the office and noone else is there, all of a sudden they can’t speak above a whisper?
“Im a woman n I certainly dont wanna hear about it..”
And you think I do, even though they are paying me? Somethings aren’t just worth it!March 14, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #749430
Metrodriver: Thanx for the humor. I had no idea that you take me seriously enough to bother responding. Given my other posts, I find it hard for people to take me seriously.March 14, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #749431
guy-ocho; You knock yourself too much. I’m glad you don’t take yourself (and others’ comments about you) too seriously. But some people are really born with a “Curious” gene. They can’t go on with their daily routine without knowing exactly what kind of dress (or shoes) the next person bought, and where. Or, where they go on vacation. As if that (knowledge) would solve their own personal problems.
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