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23 Totally Inexcusable Breaches Of Cell Phone Etiquette

The only cell some people deserve is a jail cell.

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5. Responding to a text with just "ok."

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There are times when this is appropriate ("Can you pick up dog food?"), but as a response to a nice or long text? No. It is, however, less evil than "K."

7. Texting while at a movie.

We paid $14 to see Mark Wahlberg and these stupid robots without any distractions, not the least of which is your phone lighting up like a Christmas tree every five minutes.


8. Overusing group texts.

Anyone who has ever been added to a group text with a bunch of randos knows how annoying these are. The worst part is that the texts keep coming and there's no way of stopping them.

12. Taking photo after photo at an art museum.

How did people ever appreciate art before they could Instagram it?


13. Using your cell phone in the bathroom.

It doesn't matter if you're the person having a loud conversation in the stall, or the dude at the urinal peeing on his shoes. Either way, it's gross.

14. Constantly holding your phone up at a concert.

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"Put your cell phone down and put it in your pocket. You can watch shitty videos of this on YouTube anytime you want later.” —Rob Zombie

"I can't freaking see Kanye. WTF." —Guy behind you at concert


18. Making everyone wait to eat their food so you can Instagram the meal.

“Wait! Don’t take a bite yet! I want to Instagram our whole spread!” Grr.

19. Having speakerphone conversations in public.

You are not that important.

20. Talking on the phone the entire time someone gives you a ride.

Unless you plan on handing your buddy 40 bucks at the end of the ride, it's probably best not to treat them like a cab driver.

22. Not putting your phone on vibrate.


There's really no good reason to announce every news alert, text, and call to the world. On a related note, why is that the people who do this always have the absolute worst ring tones?


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