In our world today it seems like everyone has a phone. I’m not just talking about those who have constant business affairs, but teens and even school children. Every where you look you see a phone. A lot of people get so attached to their phones, and sometimes it gets to the point where they don’t even know when they shouldn’t have it. Along with some other places, the following places are definite no-no areas for cell phones.
There is no reason you should have a phone out during a funeral. Chances are, if you were invited, you know very well who the person departed is, and were probably very close to them. Your phone needs to be off! You should be able to put aside other things going on in your life and say your final farewells to your friend or family member who has died.
Weddings are another time where it’s definitely not about you, but the people who are the focus of the event. They’ve invited you because they truly care about you, and you should be happy to see them married! How embarrassing would it be if your phone rang in the middle of the ceremony? I couldn’t even imagine such a thing happening.
Movies can be expensive to get into, around $6-15 depending on what theater you are going to, per person. Not many people go to the movies very often, except for the few teens who go every weekend, so when they do go, they expect to be able to enjoy the film uninterrupted. Be courteous to others and turn the phone off, or at the very least on silent. If you’re waiting for a super important call that absolutely can not wait, then you probably shouldn’t be at the movies anyways. Besides, if they really didn’t want your phone on, why would there be so many notices during the previews?
You must turn your phone off during exams! Other than the fact it’d disrupt you and the people around you during a huge test, you’d probably get your phone (or your test!) taken away for having it on and with you. Do yourself a favor and make sure it is off, or that it is not with you.
On a Date
Whether it is a date with your sweetheart or a night out with one of your closest friends, it’d probably be polite to turn your phone off. The focus is on you two, not everyone else in the world! I can’t tell you how much I hate whenever my friends walk off for half an hour at a time talking on the phone with someone else. It’s awkward to sit there alone.
Use your judgement when it comes to having your phone on. With these as the basics, there are a lot of other places where it’s best to leave it off, or at home.