Web Watch agrees with our readers that talking on the phone (whether it be via Bluetooth, hand-held cell, or corded landline) is completely inappropriate when done in the bathroom — public or private.
Nobody wants to hear your conversations while in the stall, and nobody at the other end of the conversation wants to hear the bodily functions of either yourself or your neighbors.
This is why Web Watch is thrilled that chip maker Intel decided to research and publish A STUDY ABOUT PROPER TEXTING ETIQUETTE.
Among their findings were:
- 80% of Americans said that there are some unwritten etiquette rules, with 69% saying that it was rude to check emails and text messages while in the company of others
- 87% said no to using mobile devices in church.
- 60% did not care for their partner texting while out on a date
All that said, 75% of the respondents surveyed said that it was perfectly acceptable to use a mobile device (laptop, netbook, mobile phone) while in the bathroom.