Dangerous Phone Calls
I sat down on a JetBlue flight coming back from the CeBIT show in New York and the guy behind me started making calls. At least 11 people sitting around him had to cover their ears to avoid hearing every detail of his exploits. Those details should have been confidential. Worse, he was one of those guys who talks louder than usual when on the cell phone. I estimate that up to 26 people could have easily heard the conversation. Here's what I learned by listening in on his conversation (all names have been changed—an editorial decision). "I also have noticed this phenomenon. It's interesting to me how people seem to be oblivious to their surroundings and just don't care.