I don’t have my Emily Post to refer to but I have a cell phone etiquette question for you all.
The facts, as they used to say on Pushing Up Daisies, are these:
- You are in an office washroom stall, doing what is commonly called “Number Two.”
- Your mobile phone goes off.
The question is this:
- Do you take the call?
This happened not half an hour ago as I was exiting the washroom (sans mobile device, I hasten to add). From within a stall I heard someone’s phone go off. Just as I thought, “Wouldn’t it be awful if…” the man answered his phone. To discuss business. With his trousers around his ankles.
Such business, I assume, could wait until the toiletter had finished and returned to his desk. Now, if it were me, I would have waited. But that may be why I don’t make the big bucks because of my lack of committment to conduct business while on the can. This, one could argue, would be poor time management on my part. Not unlike blogging at the office.
Anyway, am I being an old fusspot by being a little bit squicked out by that or does the business call-bowel evacuation synergy cross a line somewhere?