Saturday, May 23, 2009
Blackberry In The Bathroom
Every time I use the restroom at work I hear the clickity clickity of someone texting on their phone or surfing the web while they are sitting on the can in the bathroom stall.
Now, for all intensive purposes there's no need to be paying attention to bathroom sounds, and if it were up to me all bathroom would contain noise (and smell) canceling devices...but alas, that is not the case.
But it really bothers me that people are using their phones will doing their most private human activity.
I am glad that personal communication devices are so personal that we don't commonly share other people's cell phones, because the thought of someone shuffling the toilet paper in one hand with their phone in the other so they can use their thumbs to twitter on their iphone is absolutely disgusting.
And what are you googling anyways. Can't it wait?
Which has led me to another thought...for as much as we touch our phones, we probably don't clean them enough...I don't even know if people know how to clean their phones in a way that is sanitary and antibacterial.
But honestly, you hear someone facebooking on their blackberry and then when they wash their hands they do their special paper towel maneuvers to make sure they don't touch the restroom door, but moments later their touching their phone they were touching intermittently while wiping their anus?
Some people like bathroom reading material, but please must you read your favorite blog while you're in the public toilet stall.
Is it because you're at work and you feel like this is your chance to catch up on your personal e-mail? Is it because you don't know how to just sit for a moment and take care of your business? Or are you so addicted to your crackberry that you can't even let it go to cleanse your colon?
I can't even begin the fathom the human health issues associated with this trend, but I feel like the Center for Disease Control should be aware.
I really don't want to touch your hands if you recently have been touching your phone. Sorry.