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Dear Sir,

Yes, you in the Ohio State hooded sweatshirt, transacting business via cellphone in the Barnes & Noble café:

It was annoying when you started making calls and spent nearly an hour on the first one, at top volume.

It was annoying that you were loud enough to be heard over my iPod despite it being turned up on the verge of an unsafe volume level.

It was annoying that you never thought to tone it down, or to apologize to the business woman at the next table who was reading through a real estate file, or to the female college student who was studying, or to Angela De Groot and me (who are working on writing projects).

But what really and truly burns my britches is that once a guy with a laptop plunked down in the area, you decided to get up and take your phone call elsewhere. And then you apologized to the (recently arrived) guy for any interruption caused by your being on the phone.

Yeah, your sexism is showing. Luckily, I happen to know that karma can be a bitch, so I'm pretty certain you'll get yours. Have a nice day.

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p_sunshine
Sep. 8th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Woah. Not cool, dude.
kellyrfineman
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
No kidding.
dampscribbler
Sep. 8th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
Holy moly. I don't even know what to say to that.
kellyrfineman
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
I know, right?
slatts
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
karma probably won't get him—too many bad guys just die bad guys.

And I know it's bad karma to think this but I'd love to take a David-size stone and plug one through his cell phone (I mean, I always play that movie or worse in my head, I'd just like to do it for real!).
kellyrfineman
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Heh. Wish you'd been there, Kevin.

Also? Nice user pic!
slatts
Sep. 8th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Nice user pic!
My angry slatts "Hey YOU?" pic?

I rarely get to use it—this seemed appropriate.
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kellyrfineman
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
That would have been most excellent!
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kellyrfineman
Sep. 8th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Sad, isn't it?
bogwitch64
Sep. 8th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, oy...
kellyrfineman
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
It was the sexism/misogyny that really pissed me off.
soulfully
Sep. 8th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
I hate it guys do that. It's just so rude on so many levels.
kellyrfineman
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
It is indeed rude on many levels. It was the last one that had me reaching for my asskicking boots, however . . .
angeladegroot
Sep. 9th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
Hear, hear, Sister. He was quite obnoxious. I'm sure he'll get his.
poolhallace
Sep. 9th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
I love the accompanying avatar.

Cellphone etiquette is practically non-existent - this guy will get his for sure.

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