Shocker: Rude Cell Phone Users Don't Think They're Rude
from the who-me? dept
There have been plenty of surveys about people’s views of what represents acceptable use of cell phones, but very few of them seem to ask users to judge their own behavior by the same standards they use for other people. It’s no surprise why, really — because people are pretty much incapable of doing so. A new survey has found that nearly 90 percent of people encounter annoying cell phone users, but just 8 percent say their own cell phone use is sometimes rude. There are lots of efforts to push proper mobile-phone manners, whether by education or by legislation, but if everybody’s behavior is so good, while at the same time annoying everybody else, who sets the standards?