Originally Posted by mudfoot
If you get an important call on the chair and it lasts 30 secs., nobody cares. If you talk for 5 minutes, whether it's to your kids or your business partner it is extemely impolite at best. It completely ruins any chance for a pleasent conversation or solitary experience by anyone else on the chair. It's real simple, get it over fast or take a number and call them when you get off the chair, tram or gondola. It's called common curtesy, which I hope has not been replaced by technology.
I pay a lot of money for lift tickets so I can, among other things, escape from my daily life for a few hours. I really don't want to experience yours, unless I ask to. Please don't make me out to be the selfish one.
Unfotunately, POLITE no longer exists unless it relates to political correctness - you need to talk about race, sexual orientation or the kids. Then you have to be polite as hell!! Flame away...
These are the same people as I "experienced" one day at a crowded ski area with long lines. This "gentleman" ducked under the lift line with his 5-year-old son. I called him out on it - I had been waiting in line 15 minutes already. He IMMEDIATELY LASHED OUT AT ME - all about how "he was having a tough day", and "his kid was tiring him out" and so on. I simply stated to him that I didn't care, and that he was no different from me. It's about COMMON COURTESY. He started SCREAMING at me to calm down -- I was, he wasn't. He figured that simply because he had a kid with him, rules and common courtesy did not apply and that the world revolved around him. I say tough bounce a-hole. Your kid is not my problem, nor is it the problem of the other 100+ people waiting in line. We all paid for our lift tickets too.
What does this have to do with the Bluetooth? Nothing. Just a rant on courtesy (or the lack of), and how some people are INDEED the center of the universe. I'm going to keep messing with these people though. If they want to screw up my day by being rude, I'll return the favor.