NYC Tackles Cell Phone Etiquette With Laws

from the it's-illegal-to-be-obnoxious dept

Of all places, I think most people would assume that New York City would be one of the last places in the world to outlaw any type of obnoxious behavior. However, they're looking at a proposed law that would fine people for using mobile phones (or letting it ring) at a performance. While I do hate it when people can't figure out how to turn their ringer off, legislating obnoxious behavior might be going a bit too far. I wonder if that means any of the various performances of symphanies using cell phones would require a special exemption permit...
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    argo, 31 Oct 2002 @ 11:52am

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    Whatever! Just because you are annoyed with the way someone uses their telephone does not mean that the local law enforcement has the right to step in and create laws and fines regarding cell phone use. In the theatre example, the theatre management should be responsible for creating an environment condusive to enjoying the show. If someone disturbs the show, then they have to leave. After this happens enough, the theatre will develop a reputation for being tough on cellphone abusers, and people will learn to be more considerate. Take your cellphone gestapo elsewhere, sarge.

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