Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Silence is golden
How many times have you heard this? "please turn off your mobile before we begin" your sitting there enjoying the show, film,performance or speech, when suddenly from behind that annoying tuneless ringtone or stupid song cuts through the hushed audience like a mosquito on crack. Heads whip round and hundreds of eyes seek out the culprit. There's a panicked fumble through pockets or handbag and the person avoids eye contact as they try to subdue the device. Someone sniggers,a few shushes resound in the building, the mobile is silenced. Embarassment is written all over the persons face. The stares from behind are bouncing off the back of the offender's head. Then with a shrug of their shoulders , like nothing's happened they stare straight ahead. Up in front the show must go on. The silent mode is there for a reason.Use it.