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AIBU to be annoyed about people talking hands free on a mobile?

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BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:05:58

I feel like i'm always wondering whether they are talking to me or not.I was walking down the street the other day and i was wondering whether this bloke was chatting to me with his hands free then i thought maybe he's just a mad man having a word with himself (i'm still not sure which one it was) confused.I am sure it is a very useful function the hands free bit of kit if used in the right place but why people want to do that while they are walking down the streets in front of other people beats me. I'm sure some people do it just to look cool or something or to be able to chat loudly about trash they like to try and impress people.You get me?

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Thu 29-Nov-12 21:08:21

I think it looks twatish, but I can't see what's angering about it.

maddening Thu 29-Nov-12 21:14:32

Yabu to be annoyed.

They make themselves look like twats doing it in the street - yanbu for thinking they look stupid.

Fair enough if you are doing something like driving or cooking etc where you need your hands free but walking in the street and talking on the phone hands free does look silly.

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:17:14

Yes i was thinking maybe the word 'annoyed' was not the correct word to use...maybe i should have said irratated. Well it is irratating when you get some bloke going on to himself in the middle of the street and you think he's chatting to you.

SisterSally Thu 29-Nov-12 21:19:35

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Tiredmumno1 Thu 29-Nov-12 21:21:25

First the window cleaner, now other people?

If someone wants to talk on a handsfree that's up to them really, isn't it?

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:23:55

I listen to music whilst walking, if I get a call, I answer it and talk on the handsfree, pure lazy and it leaves, well, my hands free to walk or hold my bag!

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:26:15

So hairy are you one of these people that mumbles to themselves in the street looking like a right -- nobhead-- silly sausage ?

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:26:38

* -- nobhead --

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:26:53


HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:28:05

I never mumble, and my conversations are usually wonderfully informative and'd be mad not to listen in and care

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:29:07

I look like a nobhead and get stared at anyway, why not give people a reason too? grin

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:30:30

Hairy I expect everybody else thinks you are mad gnattering away to yourself wandering down the street on your tod.Btw I agree with maddening as far as it looks stupid tbh

ceebeegeebies Thu 29-Nov-12 21:32:07

There is someone at work that does this and it is equally annoying and funny grin The worst thing is that his phone doesn't ring out so you don't know that it has rung and he will suddenly start talking and making you wonder whether he is talking to you or not - tbh, he is looks like a knob whilst doing it wink

HairyGrotter Thu 29-Nov-12 21:34:35

I don't mind if strangers think I'm mad, tis of no consequence to me grin

BeRudeNotTo Thu 29-Nov-12 21:35:36

at last we have a decent person on nthe thread with a good sense of humour .I like your style ceebeegeebies ,thanks for sharing smile

TraineeBabyCatcher Thu 29-Nov-12 21:39:56

I always think I look like a nob when im in the car talking on my hands free. Like I'm driving and talking to myself.

still happily sings to the radio when alone, definately looks like a nob then

Iamsparklyknickers Thu 29-Nov-12 22:36:13

My headphones are bust at the moment, but I prefer it in the street as I've been mugged for my phone whilst chatting on it.

I do make an effort to hold the microphone to my mouth and talk quietly though, I can't hear other people talking on theirs when the microphone is the other side of their face.

usualsuspect3 Thu 29-Nov-12 22:38:18

You certainly have a thing about hands free sets, OP.

I couldn't care less TBH.

maddening Thu 29-Nov-12 22:43:21

Iamsparkles - you might look like a secret agent grin

Iamsparklyknickers Thu 29-Nov-12 22:46:45

Ha! I'm going to have to start dropping padded envelopes in bins and looking furtive grin

maddening Thu 29-Nov-12 22:47:30

Ps not saying anyone is doing anything wrong but when you see someone doing it you do have a natural doublecheck as it does look like they are talking to you/themselves. I guess you don't see it a lot so it seems odd?

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