Cell phone use on airplanes may soon be coming in airplane flights. Some foreign flights already allow this.
Just say no! The overshare gets worse.
Sitting next to a person talking loudly on their cell phone at a restaurant at the next table, during church, or at the movie theater is exceedingly annoying.
Sitting two inches away from somebody talking on their cell phone during an airplane flight could lead to fist fights.
It hasn’t been that way. For many years that we waited until we got home, and we made those calls on a phone with a cable connected to the wall. Or we stood in the airport terminal, also talking on a phone with a connection to the wall. Or we waited and hoped.
We lived through it. We knew no better.
We planned our day. At times, it was inconvenient indeed, but we managed.
Virtually everyone can survive a few hours on an airplane without having to make calls. We’re doing it now.
Sitting on an airplane in a stranger’s armpit is uncomfortable enough without having to listen to their calls too. Those that do have emergent phone calls generally have their own airplanes i.e. the President.
It won’t hurt anybody for the rules to remain the same as they are now.
We recently watched as two out-of-control people escalated rudeness to death and prison over texting during a movie. Texting during movies light up the screen for those in the surrounding seats with the glare from the light of their phones.
Anybody that can’t miss a text or has to text can leave and go outside the meeting, church, or the movie and not subject those around them to notification of their importance. Plus, with a little planning, a couple hours delay on an airplane won’t hurt.
It will only be a matter of time before the guns come out on an airplane, risking the lives of everyone on board just as they did in the movie theater.
Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.
Karen La Pierre