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Cell Phone Nuisances
by Jeanette Cooper

Sunday, August 30, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I love poetry. It allows me to express myself through rants when something annoys me.


Cell Phone Nuisances
I moved along quickly with my shopping cart
Planning to do my shopping and leave
The first aisle that I pushed my cart down
Tested my patience with a disgruntled peeve.
Two stand-still women hogged the aisle
Each talking, chatting and chattering on a cell phone
Neither heard me say, “Excuse me, please”,
I turned back the way I came, choking back an expletive groan.
To get to the other end of that same aisle
I had to go down a different aisle and return
Then lo and behold there stood the two talkers
Moving just enough to block my way again. “Durn!”
I left my cart parked at the end of the aisle
And walked between the two gals talking at the mart
I gathered everything I needed in my arms
And stomped back irritably to my cart.
I pushed my cart to the next aisle 
And saw another cell phone talker there
Taking up the aisle with her cart and big butt
I didn’t even try to pass by her.
Do they come to the grocery store
To shop or simply to talk?
They need to learn some manners
And move to one side when they talk and walk.
© 2009 Jeanette Cooper


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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 9/29/2009
The cell is changing our society, and not necessarily for the better. In our area, there are beginning to be more rules. Theaters are posting warnings that patrons who talk on a cell during a movie will be barred from the theater. They remind us to turn off cells at church. I was embarrassed because when I shut mine off, it played a melody. I forgot that it would do that...........Jerry
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/6/2009
I'm smiling because this is so spot on!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/3/2009
I totally agree with you .. Its happened to me also. They get lost in their own little world and foregt about whtats in the here and now!...Great write!. Bet you feel better. I would!....M
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/2/2009
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/30/2009
It's true, but only two? Just be glad they weren't driving head on in your direction. I do notice lots of big butts at the market. Nicely done. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/30/2009
nice rant!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/30/2009
Sooooo glad I don't have one ... but I hear you!!!! What bugs me about cell phones: when you buy a phone, you're supposed to talk. NOT text. Grrrr *meowHISSSS* *stepping off soapbox now* An excellent rant/write, Jeanette, I hear you! Manners went bye bye by way of the cell phone. And don't get me started on people who drive and talk and text on the phone!!!!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/30/2009
aMEN!! I think cell phones were one of the worst things known to mankind, that and texting devices. Another thing that annoys me are those automated callers ("Press one for English, press two for Spanish" GRRRR!! Don't EVEN get me started on THAT one!! or "Your call can't be directed as dialed; please try again", etc. GRRRRRR!!!!!)! Whatever happened to human-to-human interaction or etiquette?? I think it done flew clear out the window! And besides, I'd much rather talk to a human being than some stupid recorded message or text them anyway!! Let's get back to the REAL phonse! This one got my fire up; I HATE cell phones and texting machines with a purple passion! Very well penned frustration, Jeanette; I know exactly how you feel!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/30/2009
Another very gross aspect of our so called 'advanced, modern' age. I soon expect human babies to be born with a cell phone plug in their ears. The majority of human beings today now seem incapable of doing anything at all without gabbing or texting someone on their cell phones - even the youngsters. And from conversations I can't help but overhear, and am bombarded with constantly, everywhere I go, they don't even have much worthwhile to talk about - yet, it now never ends.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/30/2009
I guess I'm more like the male shopper. I go in, get what I need, and leave. All my talking is done before and after. LOL. I can appreciate how you feel, Jeanette. I'm not sure why someone needs to gab in the store. Hugs,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/30/2009
well done
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/30/2009
Cute, Jeanette. And very true too. Well done.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/30/2009
Oh my, Jeanette, you are much more kind that I am. I usually just go ahead and bump whatever is in my way, be it a cart or a rump. "Oh, so sorry, just trying to get through." Works every time I've tried it.
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/30/2009
Boy do do I agree with this gem. Wake up you shoppers who block aisles just gabbing.

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