Why are people suddenly using their phones like this??

Did I miss a memo? Seems everywhere I go now, people can’t hold their phone to the side of their heads (like we’ve done for decades now).

No, they have it on speaker, and hold it horizontally out in front of their face, so everyone is gifted with hearing their inane conversation... just. Stop.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,008
    Or video chat... I feel your pain men.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,923
    Mine's turned off unless I need to use it for something.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,615
    I went to Batman: The Dark Knight this chick wouldn't shut up so I gave her an Abe Lincoln.
    I disabled
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,028
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I'm in a restaurant....
    I and a few others around don't give a rat's patootie about your life.
    Take it off speaker please. Irks me to no end.

    Agreed! I like going over and sitting next to them laughing hysterically at everything said.
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,659
    daddyjt wrote: »
    Did I miss a memo? Seems everywhere I go now, people can’t hold their phone to the side of their heads (like we’ve done for decades now).

    No, they have it on speaker, and hold it horizontally out in front of their face, so everyone is gifted with hearing their inane conversation... just. Stop.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,543
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I went to Batman: The Dark Knight this chick wouldn't shut up so I gave her an Abe Lincoln.

    Should have offered her a Clinton instead. :p
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,581
    edited February 15
    daddyjt wrote: »
    Did I miss a memo? Seems everywhere I go now, people can’t hold their phone to the side of their heads (like we’ve done for decades now).

    No, they have it on speaker, and hold it horizontally out in front of their face, so everyone is gifted with hearing their inane conversation... just. Stop.

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    Because it's all about them. They're important. They matter. Their lives are so full while yours is not, and they want to make sure you know how pathetic your existence is.

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,283
    I've yet to see someone holding thier phone that way. I'm not cell phone guy and stay far away from the millenial hangouts where they all sit around and probably all hold thier phones this way. What can one accomplish holding a phone that way except for getting a serious case of carpal tunnel?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,295
    I think that style of listening to your cell phone was glorified by none other than the Kardashians.
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  • halenhalen Posts: 605
    tonyb wrote: »
    I think that style of listening to your cell phone was glorified by none other than the Kardashians.

    Who?

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,923
    halen wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I think that style of listening to your cell phone was glorified by none other than the Kardashians.

    Who?

    I think they make those Kardash audio cables.

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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,354
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    I've yet to see someone holding thier phone that way. I'm not cell phone guy and stay far away from the millenial hangouts where they all sit around and probably all hold thier phones this way. What can one accomplish holding a phone that way except for getting a serious case of carpal tunnel?

    I don’t frequent millennial hangouts either - I see this walking through just about any store, I see it when people are driving, and I see it in restaurants.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,963
    Millennial's are approaching 40 years old. The only place I'm hanging out is at home and I definitely don't put my conversations on speaker phone.
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  • I’ve been seeing people on the Metro subway here in DC do that for years. They put the phone up to their ears to listen to what the other person is saying and then turn it down like you see in the pic by the op to talk INSTEAD of keeping it at their ear 👂??????? Then sometimes you can hear the other person yelling at them trying to get a word in edgewise because the damn phone is away from their ear!!
    If you try to say something to these ghetto arse people then you got an argument on your hands!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,615
    edited February 15
    I want pizza.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,295
    rpf65 wrote: »
    In general, I’ve found the more people I ignore, the happier I am.

    Best post of the thread right here. Lol
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,261
    I hold conference calls quite a bit with this option. Usually there are other people around me partaking in the calls.

    She apparently has no friends...
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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,784
    I hate Vanilla!!!!!!!

    I was just typing a comment when @afterburnt posted his causing Vanilla to refresh the page dumping my comment before I could post mine. :angry:@afterburnt not your fault.

    F**K Vanilla :rage::rage:
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,126
    gimpod wrote: »
    I hate Vanilla!!!!!!!

    I was just typing a comment when @afterburnt posted his causing Vanilla to refresh the page dumping my comment before I could post mine. :angry:@afterburnt not your fault.

    F**K Vanilla :rage::rage:

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,056
    gimpod wrote: »
    I hate Vanilla!!!!!!!

    I was just typing a comment when @afterburnt posted his causing Vanilla to refresh the page dumping my comment before I could post mine. :angry:@afterburnt not your fault.

    F**K Vanilla :rage::rage:

    Vanilla is erratic. I use an iPad Mini 99% of the time, and a lot of posts occur while I am one finger typing a response, and the new posts don’t affect my response.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,008
    Vanilla has been glitchy the last week. I've experienced Tony's problem twice in the last few days.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,015
    edited February 15
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