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Chapter Two. In Transit > Sitting at the Gate

Sitting at the Gate

You've navigated through airport security, snagged a coffee, and now you're sitting comfortably at the gate awaiting the cattle-call to board the plane. What will you do?

Cell yell

Have you noticed that some people (not you, of course) tend to speak about .ve decibels louder when they're talking on their cell phones? This phenomenon has been named cell yell and has given rise to a Web site devoted to cell manners (www.cellmanners.com). If you don't know what cell yell is, you may be a perpetrator. This natural inclination to talk louder when on a mobile phone may come from the days of old when you could barely hear the other person, or maybe it's from the days of Dixie cup string phones. Talking louder on your phone may help the other person hear you more clearly, but it also helps everyone else within a quarter- mile radius of you know exactly what you're planning. So, in a word… Shhhhhh! People deserve to not hear your conversation.



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