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Oilman

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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #50 on: 27 Jan 2015, 23:00 »

Google glass struck me as plain creepy. I know someone who had a pair, and quite a lot if people avoided him because if them, or wouldn't speak to him. There's obviously a line crossed somewhere there.

Ive taken part in speakerphone conferences, and video conferences and there is a definite etiquette relating to introducing who is included, and what you do or don't say online.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #51 on: 28 Jan 2015, 00:12 »

Oh indeed; and the awareness and etiquette will develop for glasses just as it has for those things, and for mobile phones.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #52 on: 28 Jan 2015, 00:18 »

Though I'd argue there's still tons of people who have no etiquette whatsoever when it comes to cellphones  :psyduck:
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #53 on: 28 Jan 2015, 01:24 »

I don't deny that, too (I was thinking it as I typed!).
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #54 on: 28 Jan 2015, 02:57 »

Though I'd argue there's still tons of people who have no etiquette whatsoever when it comes to cellphones  :psyduck:
*shudder* Too true.  I was rather annoyed that my last job required me to serve customers who were on the phone, since my previous one let me just ignored them until they got off the damned phone and actually acknowledge me.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #55 on: 28 Jan 2015, 03:15 »

It's increasingly common here to see signs stating that staff will not serve customers who are on the phone.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #56 on: 28 Jan 2015, 15:05 »

I use a Bluetooth Earpiece on my Mobile, but I'm polite enough not to start talking to someone in a shop situation if I'm on the phone. 
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #57 on: 28 Jan 2015, 15:14 »

It's increasingly common here to see signs stating that staff will not serve customers who are on the phone.

Dale is probably polite about that, having been on both sides of the counter himself.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #58 on: 28 Jan 2015, 15:19 »

Know what you mean.  Which is why I'm polite enough NOT to yammer on the Phone at the counter if I can help it.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #59 on: 30 Jan 2015, 02:21 »

I'm getting the distinct feeling that no one's reading anything I write, and I'm just talking to myself.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #60 on: 30 Jan 2015, 03:10 »

It's increasingly common here to see signs stating that staff will not serve customers who are on the phone.

I heartily endorse this practise.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #61 on: 30 Jan 2015, 09:42 »

See, this, this is why we need some sort of up-vote button - even if the results are only seen by the moderators.

As for the cellphone [expletive diatribe deleted], I am seriously considering putting in the time and effort to build an EMP device tuned to either Bluetooth or the common audio amps used in cellphones.
Sort of like a whip crack that only phone users can hear .... once. :evil:

Why yes, I am wee bit cranky today.  :roll:
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #62 on: 01 Feb 2015, 19:10 »

As for the cellphone [expletive diatribe deleted], I am seriously considering putting in the time and effort to build an EMP device tuned to either Bluetooth or the common audio amps used in cellphones.
Sort of like a whip crack that only phone users can hear .... once. :evil:

Why yes, I am wee bit cranky today.  :roll:

How 'bout a device that forces all phones off, like a TV-B-Gone
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #63 on: 02 Feb 2015, 01:12 »

I can't imagine interacting with shop-assistants or wait-staff while on the phone. They are people, not vending machines or appliances, and one should be polite.
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #64 on: 02 Feb 2015, 06:59 »

I can't imagine interacting with shop-assistants or wait-staff while on the phone. They are people, not vending machines or appliances, and one should be polite.

Sadly, an all to fading attitude among shoppers, at least in the US. But then I imagine most of the people who act like that never worked a service job before, or were incredibly self centered and were/are terrible at it when they do work one. You know, the clerk who ignores you when you try to ask a question, talking to a co-worker/on their phone and acting like you are the rude person for interrupting them to ask them to do their job...
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Re: Dale's Glasses
« Reply #65 on: 02 Feb 2015, 08:11 »

I can't imagine interacting with shop-assistants or wait-staff while on the phone. They are people, not vending machines or appliances, and one should be polite.

One anecdote that has me shaking my head years later, when I happen to think of it:
I'm in line at a fast-foodery in my tourist town. In line ahead of me is a ... lady ... whose family is at the fast-foodery next door. She's on her phone with them. As she gets to the head of the line, she's telling them what she wants from the other place. A conversation she continues as she reaches the head of the line and makes the counter girl wait while she recites her order for the other place. Then places the other family member's order. Realize some forumites disapprove of the Gibbs slap, but it would have been in order that day.
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