i do try and use proper etiquette with my blackberry but there's something about seeing other people breaking etiquette that makes me join the pack so that if one other person starts it's like a chain event where everyone else's brain tells them "it's ok... you can blame it on them". I'd say the worst case of this was thanksgiving dinner when my mom yelled at my brothers and sisters and I for seeing the tops of our heads the whole time.
In one of my classes, there's a student who is ALWAYS sending and receiving messages on his BB during class. It's would be one thing if we were in a large lecture, but this is a small discussion style course, with the professor and about 10 students around a conference table.
I understand that we're not traditional students, and are mostly working professionals... but that doesn't make it any less rude to the instructor.
I have not really seen any rude BB users. The only rule I would say we need is just one of common courtesy that when you are talking to someone stop typing/reading and pay attention to the person in fron of you.
Rules are needed for just about everything because people are generally not very considerate. Yeah, this depends on where you live for the most part, but the more people there are in a given area, the less considerate they seem to become.
People actually expect that I will attempt to carry on a conversation with them while they have a phone at their ear...they play ridiculously loud ringtones of their favorite artists in inappropriate places, and use the speakerphone as if they didn't notice it was a serious annoyance to everyone around them.
My date and I were both typing on our BB's trying to cross the road downtown last weekend. We almost got run down. From that point forward, we had a rule...only 1 of us on a BB at a time while walking downtown.
I think that a new law should be that BB should be banned from use in a vehicle.
Even for my own good.So here's the story,I was driving while I was in an intense conversation (IM)(I don't know how IM can get intense but trust me,it did =] )about a soccer game so I wondered off and hit a cop car, well everyone knows in how much trouble I was in....
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