This is a question that arose from Joanne Kahan’s pitch about the noise that comes from people wearing headphones in public places. This, in turn, let to a conversation about what seems to be a need, on the part of many, to control the “noise” of everyday living – by creating their own!
Cellphone use in general seemed to be the thing that stirred the conversation the most, so we pose this question for your consideration: ‘Where (and when) is it absolutely NOT appropriate to use your cell phone?‘.
[Editor’s Note: One of my favorite comments: “A public rest room stall! One of these days I’m going to let out a massive groan, then flush!” Thanks, Claudia!]