Cell Phone Use Restrictions
Since not many of us have mastered the Vulcan neck pinch, the removal last week of the loud mouthed cell phone user from an Amtrak train by police was the next best thing. The fact that this particularly rude cell phone user was in a designated “quiet-car” sealed her fate. In an age where technology runs rampant, and everyone from toddlers to centurions carries a cell phone or other communication device, it was inevitable that the noise pollution from so many mouths in motion would eventually lead to a revolt by the non-cell phone carrying minority. It’s extremely difficult to find a location today that has not been invaded by communication technology, be it airplanes, restaurants, grocery stores, libraries, or even heaven forbid, churches. Technology can be a wonderful thing, convenience and safety being an example, but it does have its proper place, and there is technology etiquette that should be adhered to. Could the day be close at hand that cell phone usage will be banned in all but designated areas the same as cigarette smoking is today. If the vast number of people in favor of the rude cell phone user’s removal is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes.