I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday. This has to be a quickie because I am headed out of town for a wedding for a few days. I was shopping for a last minute wedding gift......reaction: really procrastinating there teach!....when I encountered a woman on her cell phone in Bed Bath and Beyond. She was Really loud and kept going on and on about her boyfriend cheating on her with another woman. I Really tried not to pay attention to her going on and on about this Repugnant behavior of her boyfriend when......another woman walked up and handed her a card. She Read it and threw the card and began following the woman using very Racy and Repugnant words. I couldn't help myself, I had to pick up the card she threw at the woman. I wanted to know what spawned such a Reaction. The card Read :

" Dear Cell Phone user,

We are aware that your ongoing conversation about your husband's vasectomy is very important to you, but we thought you'd like to know that it doesn't interest us in the least. In fact, your babbling disregard for others is more than just a little annoying."

This was actually printed on a card like a business card. The woman wasn't really talking about the above, but the last sentence was totally on target. I wish I had some of those cards.

My reaction: I doubled over in laughter. Have a great week-end. I will be back in a few days.

38 comments

  1. Rachel W. // May 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

    That is so funny...if only more of us could be honest like that! :-)

  2. Viki // May 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

    Oh my, this was priceless. I don't frequently talk on the cell phone but when I do, I think I probably talk loud because I'm not used to it LOL. I do sometimes hear the strangest conversation from others though.

  3. Sherrie // May 20, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

    Hi!
    I'm with the woman with the card. I hate it when people carry on a conversation like they are in their own homes. Be considerate, have a little phone etiquette. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    A View of My Life
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/05/alphabe-thursday.html

  4. Bossy Betty // May 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

    Gotta get some of those cards! Have a great time at the wedding!

  5. Sh@KiR@ CK // May 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

    AWESOME....thank you for posting this...I hate people like that too...
    got to hand it to the lady who wrote that card...

    mine is here
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    Happy Thursday!
    hugs
    shakira

  6. Tina // May 20, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

    That's hilarious! Great story. Safe trip! Enjoy the wedding. I LOVE weddings.

  7. Andrea // May 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

    Just dropping in to say: HI and hope you are doing well. Sending prayers and cyber hugs,
    andrea

  8. Cheeseboy // May 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

    If I ever have a vasectomy, my wife better never have a cell phone conversation about it in front of others.

    That is all.

  9. laterg8r // May 20, 2010 at 12:47 PM  

    totally hilarious :D

  10. Yellow House Knits // May 20, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

    Oh, that is Really funny! Have a great trip!!

  11. Supermanslady // May 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

    ROFL!!! LOVE it! LOVE it! LOVE it!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

  12. Debbie // May 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

    Pam, we could all use one of those cards...honestly it annoys me when people talk loud on their cell phones, I get off mine before entering anywhere....I think it is rude to talk on the phone in public...that;s just me. Enjoy your Charlotte trip.....and don't sweat it on Jack's stuff.....I am working on some things, had my conferences with teacher and reading recovery teacher, and I feel a bit better about things....however Jack will be attending some hard core tutoring this summer.

  13. Ms. Anthropy // May 20, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

    I need to get some cards made... pronto!

  14. Bernie // May 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

    This is funny and I think we all can relate to hearing someone sound off on a cell phone.

    Enjoy the wedding......:-) Hugs

  15. Aging Mommy // May 20, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

    That is amazing - we all need some of those cards I think! Have a wonderful wonderful time at the wedding this weekend

  16. Susan Fields // May 20, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

    That is too funny! And so true.

    Have a great weekend and lots of fun at the wedding! :)

  17. Cheryl // May 20, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

    Great post! I can't believe someone actually had those cards printed up!

    Have a great time at the wedding.

  18. Raising Z // May 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

    Oh my goodness that is so funny, where do you get cards like that! :) Have a great time at the wedding.

  19. Java // May 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

    That is so funny!! I definitely need some of these cards!!

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    Hope your having a great week!!

  20. Vicki // May 20, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

    HAha...LOVED what happened and I'm with you...doubled over in REALLY loud laughter...Great R post

  21. Marlene // May 20, 2010 at 11:11 PM  

    Thanks for the laugh! I really needed it tonight, too. :)

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  23. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti // May 20, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

    I think those cards would be best sellers! I hate loud cell phone conversations

  24. Robyn Jones // May 21, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

    LOL! That's awesome...Have a great time at your wedding...

  25. Leslie, the Home Maker // May 21, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

    LOLOLOLOL!!!
    I might make some that read "Dear Cell Phone user,

    We are aware that your ongoing conversation about your _____________________ is very important to you, but we thought you'd like to know that it doesn't interest us in the least. In fact, your babbling disregard for others is more than just a little annoying."

    Thanks for the idea, LOL!

  26. Leslie, the Home Maker // May 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

    P.S. Have fun at the wedding!
    I am actually directing a wedding tomorrow morning for a dear sweet little girlfriend of mine- her mom is one of my bosom friends.
    Anyway- dance and eat cake!

  27. Cheeseboy // May 21, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

    I would LOVE to guest post for you. I think you would just have to make me a co-author of your blog. Email me at abeyospeATyahooDOTcom and we can work out the details.

  28. Velvet Over Steel // May 21, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

    Wow... that is Great! I think some people live for the drama & cell phones give them a bigger audience. Great business card! Too bad she didn't get the mnessage and choice to go off on the messanger. Thanks for sharing a funny story!
    Hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding! :-) ~ Coreen

  29. Melinda Cornish // May 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM  

    I wouldve picked the card up too...so funny! Cell phone use just gets so out of hand.....Melinda

  30. Tree // May 22, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

    OMG! That is hilarious!! I wish I could've seen the woman's face. LOL

  31. Brenda Susan // May 22, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

    Perfect!

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  33. Jenny // May 24, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

    What a hilarious post! This just made me laugh and it does make me tempted to get little cards like this printed...perhaps with five or six choices and then you can just check off the appropriate box for the irritation of the moment!

    ha!

    Have a wonderful time at the wedding!

    And thanks for sharing such a fun (and sadly true) post with us this week on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!

    A+

  34. redgirl // May 24, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

    Oooh! Vikki had a point! Put me in mind a post about what scifi writer Robert Heinlen would do. If you have a chance, read it through :)

    http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/12/just-personal-enough.html

  35. VKT // May 25, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

    The only thing is Rachel, that the woman on the phone started following her, screaming at her. I would hate that...ack

  36. VKT // May 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

    Lol Sherrie, I really thought you were the woman...until I looked at your picture.

  37. VKT // May 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

    We had a great time Betty. I want some of those cards too! lol

  38. VKT // May 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

    Thanks Shakira! I will have to check it out.