Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You are rude.

I was at my doctor’s office the other day.  They wanted to draw some blood so I traveled a few floors down to the lab.  I waited my in line and checked in.  I took a seat to wait my turn. 
A man, maybe in his mid-40s, was in line to check into the lab.  His cell phone rang and he answered.  The person at the check in desk called out, “I’ll take the next in line” and he stepped to her window.
And there he stood, talking on his cell phone.  Talking, and talking, and talking.  She looked perplexed but she waited for him.
Meanwhile, there were at least 5 people waiting behind him in line.  Waiting, and waiting, and waiting. 
The hospital asks that you turn you cell phones off while in their buildings.  You should not be wasting the time of the person attempting to check you in.  And, you should not be holding up a long line.
If I had been the woman at the desk, I would have waved him away from me and called the next person in line.  If I had been that next person in line, I would have walked right up to the window and shoved him “gently” moved him aside.
What an asshole.

6 comments:

Laura said...

If I was the receptionist I would have punched him in the throat. Maybe it's a good thing I'm not a receptionist.

Liz said...

Laura - You need to be a receptionist. You would rid the world of these people. Fact.

Ricki said...

Let's face it, sad as it may be, there is just very little decency in the world anymore. There should be a class people who get cell phones should have to take on cell phone ettiquette.

Liz said...

Ricki - I just had that conversation with a coworker. We said we'd like to start a school for cell phone etiquette. Maybe I really should!

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I would have said something too. Told him to shut up. Loudly too.

Liz said...

Linda - If I had been in line, waiting, I would have too. I was one of the lucky people that checked in before him. He needed a good "shut up."