Re: Annoyance of cell phone use in public spaces ("OMard, Lowel P" )

Subject: Re: Annoyance of cell phone use in public spaces
From:    "OMard, Lowel P"  <lowel(at)ESSEX.AC.UK>
Date:    Thu, 16 Aug 2001 17:25:11 +0100

Hi People, Hannes Muesch wrote: > Dear List > > I am afraid I am not the only one who is at times annoyed by having to > overhear mobile phone users ranting in public spaces. Strangely > enough, it > seems to me that overhearing a face-to-face conversation happens much > less > frequently and when it does it seems much less annoying. I wonder whether > there is a consensus that .... There is another reason why overhearing people using mobile phones are more annoying than hearing face to face conversations, that nobody seems to have mentioned. When overhearing a mobile phone conversation we can only hear one side, whereas eavesdropping on a face to face conversation generally gives us access to both. Being naturally nosey creatures it is of course frustrating to only hear half the conversation. ...Lowel. -- _______________________________________________________________ Dr. Lowel P. M. O'Mard PhD. CNBH, Hearing Research Laboratory, Dept. of Psychology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK.

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