No Cellphones Please?

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Posted: 13 years ago

The first thing you'll see when you enter our office is a little poster made by yours truly that says just that -- "No Cellphones Please."

Not my idea though... it was my boss who found clients to be "wasting his time and energy" by being on the phone while in his cabin. But such an occurence is not new. A lot of restaurants and some public places have disallowed the use of cellphones because of the "peace disruptions" they cause. It's true after all... imagine taking an important test or watching a tragic love story and suddenly someone's phone goes off with one of those irritating ring tones!! Dead Arrrrrgghhh... That's probably what you're thinking while trying to hunt down the one who has very few breaths of life left LOLLOL But eating in a restaurant? Maybe not so much of a trouble...

Actually, I find it fascinating that even grade school kids carry a cellphone. When I was in high school, we had to get special permission from our Professor Umbridge-looking principal just to be able to bring cells to school. And it's amazing how many people are on their phones while driving, including my brother, who scares the hell out of me with his driving skills Dead

CBS News, reports:

A ban on cell phones in the nation's biggest school system is creating an uproar among parents and students alike, with teenagers sneaking their phones inside their lunches and under their clothes, and grown-ups insisting they need to stay in touch with their children in case of another crisis like Sept. 11.

Parents have written angry letters and e-mails, staged rallies and news conferences, and threatened to sue. Some City Council members are introducing legislation on their behalf.

But Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have staunchly refused to drop the ban. They insist cell phones are a distraction and are used to cheat, take inappropriate photos in bathrooms and organize gang rendezvous. They are also a top stolen item.

Students have refused to give up their phones, saying the devices have become too vital to their daily existence and to their parents' peace of mind.

Too vital to daily existence? Confused  I thought the basic necessities of life were Oxygen, water, food, shelter, and clothing. When did Cellphones become included in the list? LOL Sounds like we're becoming an increasingly paranoid society. Sometimes I wonder, are cellphones keeping us more connected or more distanced? I mean, on one side you can talk to anyone across the globe in a heartbeat but then you are becoming oblivious and indifferent to people standing right in front of you.

So do you guys think cellphones are becoming a problem? Have you ever wished that certain places had a "No Cellphone Use" Policy? Or do you think it's actually absurd to put restrictions on the use of your beautiful and efficient little gadgets?

P.S. Feel free to lock if repeat.


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Posted: 13 years ago
although i could argue with u on the importance of a cell phone it is true that my generation has become obssessed with their cell phones. We are really materialistic, and by taking cell phones away i think that the school is taking up more trouble than it needs.
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Posted: 13 years ago
lol..sandy..my sister was 6 when she had a phone haha..
and i got mine when i was 11..soo unfair lol..
but for me its just playing games and texts all day long hehe Embarrassed its hard to admit..but like my cell phone is my life..when i say this..they're 2 aspects to it..firstly...i cant live w/o it..its too precious Embarrassed and secondly if i lose it then i lose my life LOL
getting to the main point, in my school we're not allowed to bring our cellphones, infact..in a way..we kinda are allowed..i mean..as long as it doesnt ring in class and we dont chat in b/w classes..then its ok..and if we do decide to bring it in..then its our own responsibility..school can't help if it gets stolen or lost Confused but then again, its a necesity 'cos if students have their parents picking them up and their parents get very delayed in traffic, the area can be a li'l dangerous..specially in winter when it gets dark early..because our 6th form college is mixed Ouch
and lol..when u say irritating ring tones..it reminded me of the crazy frog..dammn that was annoying lol..
and about the driving part..i've seen people still do it! even though it is against the law, sometimes when you're expecting an emergency phone call..what can you do? Ouch

even though i feel like i've gone completely off topic..i still wrote what i felt hehe..

Tina xx
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Posted: 13 years ago
I am and always will be anti cell phones in school. I say let people carry the cell phone BUT........A cell phone must be switched off in school, hospital, movies, meetings, when meeting friends socially etc etc . Use it only when you are alone AND NOT DISTURBING ANY ONE!!!!!!
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Posted: 13 years ago
[Quote=Groovychick] and about the driving part..i've seen people still do it! even though it is against the law, sometimes when you're expecting an emergency phone call..what can you do? Ouch [/Quote]

Do wht my father does... park the car immediately and talk Wink

Cell phones disturb me Ouch ... espcially when my papa's cell rings in the park, supermarket,etc.. and he needs to find a hide-out to answer it LOL..but then.. it once saved us too from a stampede.. but in school .."Please switch it off or put it in silent" Tongue Edited by MNMS - 13 years ago
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Posted: 13 years ago
a teacher's opinion? Tongue cell phones are not vital for survival.

all of the rest are excuses.

as for the kids, when are they going to say no to one? the parents say that they were given for security purposes, but the kids are using it for all the reasons listed in the article above.
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Posted: 13 years ago
now a days cell phones r very necessary ....... specially 4 me cuz i dont go to home alone my brother takes me from my educational institute when i take my last period i send him miss bell to take me from institute LOL
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Posted: 13 years ago
Originally posted by Mauritian


a teacher's opinion? Tongue cell phones are not vital for survival.

all of the rest are excuses.

as for the kids, when are they going to say no to one? the parents say that they were given for security purposes, but the kids are using it for all the reasons listed in the article above.


Clap totally agree with you!
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