Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Phon(E)tiquette

Every morning, I think of what would today's topic for the blog be ... There is nothing more to write ... but something or the other happens in the course of the day, and it becomes my point to muse about or ponder about ...
Loud speaking over phones in public place is so irritating .... There is this person who leaves for home in the same bus as mine ... if any day i happen to sit anywhere near him and his cell phone rings , woe betide me. I will get to know everything from what his plans for the evening are , to what his wife is cooking, to what fights he had in the office, to what movies he plans to see, to what he thinks about everything in the whole world ...
Today when i entered the main hallway of my office , i heard a vociferous voice discussing the divorce case of one of her relatives and how the lady of 40 was getting another match and what her opinions on this were.... Imagine discussing private affairs in the mid hallway .... Seriously, it is high time people realised that there are people around you ....
No matter how much you try to shut your ears to these conversations, the decibel levels are so high , that it can penetrate through whatever is in your ear .... I put the volume of my walkman high, but i still could not avoid the "Cholluda machchan ... ennada vishayam ... ", "Ponnu semaya irukada ...", "kalakala irukku da chandramukhi" ... and so on ....
Some people are so oblivious of where they are and what they are speaking , that they start discussing how much savings they have , in what bank, how much money they are carrying .... No wonder there is so much news about robbery in bangalore .. Yeh tho "Aa bail mujhe maar" ka case hua na ??
Phone is an instrument to convey a message to only one person listening on the other side of the line, if people had to shout and let the whole world know of their intentions, thoughts , plans and so on .... we might as well be in the primitive ages and use drums to communicate ...

1 comment:

Subha Srini said...

Does this blog include the phone calls, which grabbed our attention when we shared the cubicle while in CAPS ;-))