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Old 02-18-2006, 09:55 PM
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Am I the only one that thinks those people walking around with those silly lookin bluetooth cellular ear pieces look like complete idiots when they wear it EVERYWHERE they go and they aren't even on the phone..

I mean come on, it's one thing to use your phone and hey, thanks for going hands free while you're driving too. I can see the need WHEN YOU'RE ON THE PHONE. But if you aren't talking on the phone, do you really need to look like some Star Trek geek?? Or is it a quest to look cool gone bad?

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Old 02-18-2006, 10:14 PM
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looks a lot better than the previous model

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Old 02-18-2006, 10:15 PM
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Yeah, it does...
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:27 PM
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I think theyre pointless. I see people all the time wearing them, and about only half are actually talking to someone on it. STU-PID
 
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Probably no different than the 21 inch rims, or the obnoxious car stereo's. Its just another cry for attention.
To think that we use to leave the house in the morning and not talk to anyone at home or anywhere other than work, until we went home in the evening.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:44 PM
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There was a rapper that got into a fight from wearing one of those stupid things. While touring a local DC radio station, someone responded to him, "hello my Vulcan Brother". The ear piece wearing thug, went ballistic and found his way into court explaining the events to the judge.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:45 PM
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Well, I have to take the opposite tact here. I put it on when I get in the car and don't take it off till I reach my destination. If I stop for coffee on the way I leave it on. Since you must be hands free when driving in NY it's a habit I've now developed. So you MAY see me in a Dunkin Donuts with it on and I'm not talking to anyone. Or in a card shop I stop at to pick up a lotto ticket on the way home. I have the one you show above...the Motorola HS850. You do get quite used to it.


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Mole, that's understandable for short stops and such, but do you wear it while carrying on normal conversations face to face with other people? Do you wear it in the supermarket while getting groceries? Do you wear it while you and your family are doing things?

I doubt it...

You probably are not fitting the role as much as you think you might be. Putting it on when you get in the car and taking it off when you get to your destination hardly qualifies you as being over top.

As I mentioned, thanks for going hands free while driving..


This is the funniet I have seen yet. At the barber shop I go to there is one barber who ALWAYS has his Uhura device stuck in his ear. Cutting hair, going to get something to eat - not once have I seen him actually talking on it and his phone sits on the counter just a foot or two from where he's standing. I have come really close to going up and tactfully telling him how big of an idiot he looks.. Vanity has no boundaries on stupidity.
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Old 02-19-2006, 02:26 AM
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Who could be soooooo darn important that you have to stop a sh!t in the middle of it's action so you can talk to someone on the phone? Now don't laugh nor scoff at my above comment, who's life are you really living? Is it yours or are you are you just a puppet on a string?

No offence mole2 this is not a personal attack against you, you just so happen to be one of the individuals that I am commenting about. I JUST DON'T GET IT?
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ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?????

I just thought them things were some kinda' "retro-style" HEARING AIDE for folks ..... oh ..... about MY age???

First, it was the "earrings" - so I STOPPED wearing mine (ONE of 'em, anyway!)! Then, I found myself feeling "odd" with the "nose ring-hooked-to-the-earring-via-chain" thing goin' on - so I removed THAT! Then, it was the "chain-hooked-to-the-wallet" thing - so I stopped carrying a wallet, but kept the chain for some "bling mode"!

It's sad that we have become a "must be hooked to electronics" society!


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I have a personal policy concerning my cell phone. If it's during "normal" business hours, please feel free to call me....... {with your stupid assed problems that a 3 year old could figure out}......... HOWEVER, if it's outside those "normal" hours, my policy switches to the "if you call me you'd darned well better be in the middle of an immediate crisis, staring the flames of hell in the face or just getting your head out of the bear's mouth"...... otherwise, wait for the hours mentioned above. (and to put everyone's mind at ease, I DON'T have one of the Star Trek thingie dingies, I DO have an ear bud w/mic that I use when I'm driving ONLY!!!!)
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Uh Oh, well the Admiral purchase a new phone for me for my birthday, a Blackberry 7250 which I like because I can get e-mail from home and work. I can also post to THT while on the road. The old hands free device always got tangled so I did purchase a blue tooth one. I do not wear it all the time like I see some people. It is kind of big and has a pulsing blue light(you can turn off), so I do understnad where Chris is coming from. Eventually it will be hearing aid size.
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Sort of related... Our receptionist at work uses a small wireless headset. Understandable due to the nature of her job. She's a good friend of mine, and i usually say something to her on my way in or out. Problem is, sometimes she'll be talking to somebody on the phone and i won't know it, so i've got to be pretty careful what i say. I actually wish the dang things DID have a little blue light on them so you'd know when the person is on the line.
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I agree with Garrett. I never considered myself THAT important.
Talking on the phone in resturants and other public places is rude and all Ego!! Emergencies only!!

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We use those wireless head sets at work too. You can mute, but things have been said that should not have. You have to be carefull and make sure you are on mute.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:17 AM
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Speaking of mute, I use a speaker phone while in my office, and more than once Bailey has spotted the FedEx girl before I could hit mute. (When Bailey barks it rattles the neighbor's windows) invariably the person on the other end will ask, "what was that?" I tell them it is my "receptionist" greeting someone at the door.......
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:30 AM
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hands free is starting to have its place. Some Military Bases are starting to issue hefty tickets($150) if they see the driver yapping on the phone without a hands free unit.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:52 AM
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Yep, Langley AFB now has a no cell phone policy... But like anything else, it must be enforced in order for it to work and with Security Forces scaled back so much, well I don't see cell phone ban enforcement on the top of their priorities.. Heck, I probably stop one person a week to tell them and I quote...

"Sir, I don't know where you are from and I don't care, but when you are on an AIR FORCE base you need to do two things.. First you need to turn your music down. That is not acceptable to me, or anyone else around here (pointing to the rest of the people in the parking lot since this normally occurs at the Commissary/Exchange parking lot). Second, you need to fasten your seatbelt, it's not only Virginia State Law, but it is also required on ALL military installations."

I normally get a "Yes Sir, sorry... and thanks"

Seems to be just a case of people not having boundaries enforced.. Like I always say, everyone and I mean EVERYONE wants to do the right thing.. I have found that universal around the world..



Garett, I do want to tell you thanks, I actually do think I am that important now..


In fact, I am going out this morning to buy the bigges "Uhura" (that is my new name for them) and I will wear it day and night. I will wear it while in the bathroom and mowing the yard and here's a good one - WHILE BOATING!!!! Heck, I might just get two of them.. You know, one for each ear and I can wear them both at the same time.

That ought to be twice as cool! Dontcha think???

Now, here is the clincher I need to adhere to, since it would seem that a lot of people who wear them have forgotten that cellular phones, or any phones for that matter, do not require a person to actually try to yell to other person so they can hear them. I will also carry it much farther since I don't like to talk on the phone much, I will just randomly talk like I am so I can seem important. I will, yes, have to scream into the phone, day and night (especially in the quietest of places) and exclaim something like "Yes, my hemorrhoids are much better now, if only there were a cure for bad gas and incontinence....... "
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There IS an OFF button on those phones, no?
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