13 Cellphone Rules of Engagement
Do you have a friend who is always using his or her cellphone at group gatherings? Or do you often hear annoying ringtones at the movies – even after the “silence your cellphone” message? In honor of National Cellphone Courtesy Month, Interstate Batteries is helping you stay courteous with a few cellphone rules of engagement.
- Don’t text and drive.
- Avoid personal topics in public. It might make others feel uncomfortable and embarrass you.
- Lower your voice when talking on the phone in public.
- When you’re not talking to someone on the phone, remove your Bluetooth headset.
- Plug in your headphones when watching videos or listening to music in public.
- Meal time is a “no phone zone.” Choose instead to engage with the ones you’re with.
- Don’t answer a call or text while you’re having a face-to-face conversation with someone else.
- End your call before getting on the elevator.
- Don’t make others wait for you. If you’re in the checkout line, finish your phone call before it’s your turn.
- Choose your ringtone wisely.
- Watch your language. Those around you can’t “bleep out” expletives.
- Keep your phone charged. Dropped calls can be embarrassing and even a little rude.
- Don’t use your phone in the restroom. Please.
What other cellphone “rules” would you suggest? Leave them in the comments!