Talking Loudly On Your Phone
Setting: You are in a grocery store and you hear a phone ring and the person an aisle over answers and talks so loudly that you can clearly hear the conversation. You are not eavesdropping, you are not straining to hear it, in fact, you rather not have to be subjected to listening to it in the first place, but this asshat wants to make sure that everyone can hear it.
Why does it seem that every ass hat that gets a phone call while they are in a group of people think they have to yell into their phone? There is always one in every crowd. You are in a restaurant or maybe a movie theater and someone gets a phone call and you and the people two buildings over can clearly hear everything they are saying. And of course, they have to even laugh super loud and annoyingly too.
Part of the problem is that they usually have to have their phone on speaker when talking on the phone, instead of talking on it like a normal person would. I see that all the time, people talking and talking or driving and talking on their phones. The phone is on speaker, volume turned up as loud as it goes and they are holding their phone at about chest level as they talk loudly into their phone.
Another part of the problem is that some people do not realize that you can talk normally on their phone. They are just so accustomed to being a jerk, err, I mean accustomed to talking loudly and do not even realize that they are being an f*ckstick, ugh, I mean are being so loud.
If I care to be polite (and I do not) and if you care to help the person understand that they are being loud (and I again do not), here is a WikiHow page on “How to Get Someone To Stop Talking Loudly on Their Phone“. New Zealand’s online magazine Stuff did a great article about it and they talk about all the reasons why someone does it, they call it “Loud cellphone talking syndrome“
Of course, if you are at all like me, I simply tell the sh*thead to stop being a dumbass and talk normally, but hey, that is just me.