Airplane Cell-phoners


If you have ever traveled on a plane, you know this person or his com-padres!

They just finished their big business meeting, they are headed home and just have to get the details of their meeting to the boss.  So they get on the phone while waiting for the airplane to fill up and taxi.  They need to get every second out of their ground time and therefore, they yak and yak and yak on their phone while the plane loads.  Now all of us know how the meeting went!

The Best part about this guy was, his attitude.  First, he had both headphones in his ears. Have you ever sung with headphones on?????  Yep, you got it… LOUD and AWFUL!!!

Everyone’s looking at the guy… as he continues to talk, as he moves his nicely folded sport coat around in one of the overhead compartments so that someone doesn’t wrinkle it with their suit case.  The conversation continues without a missed beat.

Then, as the flight attendant gets on the speaker to make announcements about preparing the cabin, storing your bags, etc… it is apparently disturbing to him so he speaks EVEN LOUDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was the breaking point… I leaned forward, tapped him on the shoulder and told him he was really loud.  He looked at me like I had, not 2, but 9 heads!!

Because it was time to close the cabin door and turn off all electronic devices, nobody was able to snap a picture of me being passed over the heads of all the other passengers, mosh pit style, in a “we’re glad you told him to shut up” celebration!!!

Hey Mr. I’m-Important-On-A-Plane….. next time you’re updating the boss on your numbers, we suggest you invest in one of the “Get Smart” Cone of Silence devices or, better yet, take your conversation to a far corner and, once the plane boards, let the person on the other end of the phone call know you will call them back AFTER YOU GET OFF THE AIRPLANE THAT IS FULL OF PEOPLE THAT DON’T WANT TO KNOW YOUR CONVERSATION, Ya Jagoff?

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7 thoughts on “Airplane Cell-phoners”

  1. Some kind person should introduce that gentleman (and I use that term loosely) and his boss to things like:

    1. Email
    2. Chat messaging

    Today’s smartphones can handle both of these things with ease. So can laptop computers, iPads, tablets …

    Just saying.

  2. Back when I traveled 10-20 days/mo. I was in the Delta Crown Room, in Chicago. The only place to sit was a chair about three feet from a floor-standing sign that said, “No cellphone usage in this room, please.”
    On the other side of the sign sat a guy, you know it, *yelling* into his cellphone.

    After being annoyed by his noise for about five minutes, I stood and tapped him on the shoulder, then pointed to the sign. He didn’t even pause, he shot me the bird and continued to yell.

    To keep from punching his lights out, I reported him to one of the Delta attendants I’d seen and talked with on previous visits. She smiled and did exactly what I’d done. This time, the jerk shut up—glaring at me as he stomped to another room or the concourse to continue shouting.

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