Bad Cell Phone Habits You Have to Give Up
In the previous post, we mentioned about a study that highlights the number of mobile phone users who sometimes break rules of etiquette to stay connected. Surprisingly, what where once unacceptable in phone usage are now considered social norms, such as checking mobile phones while having meals with others or checking phones during religious services. Though these findings demonstrate the significant changes in our basic manners, it doesn’t mean it’s time to go overboard. Here are some unhealthy cell phones habits you could be guilty of committing.
Discussing Sensitive Topics in Public
Let’s face it. It is sometimes hard to contain your excitement when talking with a friend whom you probably haven’t seen in a while. The worst part is you could already be spilling out juicy details about your dating life within earshot of other people. If you can’t help it, find a secluded place or just let your caller know you’ll call back when it’s possible to talk in private.
Engaging in Toilet Conversation
Cell phones are not built to be taken into bathrooms, so resist the urge to do that. Aside from being unsanitary, it could also put your device into some risks, such as accidental drop in the toilet bowl or getting your mobile device wet in the sink.
Walking While Texting
Doing this makes you more vulnerable into bumping people or even getting yourself injured. If you really need to send a message or call someone, stop walking and step aside. Better yet, put your cell phone in silent mode so that you’re not tempted to whip out your device while you’re on your way to work or somewhere else.