Get ‘Dem Cell Phone Addicts

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At the top of my 2005 “someone-invent-it-for-me-wishlist” is a portable, short-range cell phone jamming device. Oh the fun I’d have playing with the rude and the indecent. grin

What I really want to mention, though, is this…

In Northern VA, more and more businesses are posting signs I like. They tell people to keep their ringers off and phones stored away, or to stay out of the business.

But that’s not the real story.

I’m a huggy-feely guy who just happens to believe public cell phone users should have bamboo-shoots jammed under their fingernails. But just because I like the signs doesn’t mean anyone else gives a flying hoot.

Which is why I’ve been paying close attention. Lately, I’ve overheard 6 other customers in different businesses go out of their way to comment and thank the owners/managers for taking a stand. One said that, like me, they go out of their way to patronize those stores.

Sometimes little things count for a lot.

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1 Anonymous April 8, 2005 at 1:04 am

Mobile phone ringers, car alarms, and home security systems are all the same to me – there’s no reason any of these should make noise.  Since only the owner can make theses noises stop it’s completely obnoxious to distrub those powerless against it.
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2 Anonymous April 8, 2005 at 6:04 am

Mobile phone ringers, car alarms, and home security systems are all the same to me – there’s no reason any of these should make noise.  Since only the owner can make theses noises stop it’s completely obnoxious to distrub those powerless against it.——-

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3 Anonymous April 7, 2005 at 12:04 am

There exists such a device as the one you yearn for, only the military has it.  They use it to jam all frequencies within a certain radius from a military base to aid in bomb diffusion and the prevention of detonations by cellphone.  Your car remote won’t even work when they deploy this thing.

Until they move on to other technology, don’t plan on ever owning one…but when was the last time you browsed a Radio Shack catalog?  Risking the wrath of Homey Scrutiny and the Boys in Jackboots, I recommend you take a look into DIY.

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4 Anonymous April 7, 2005 at 5:04 am

There exists such a device as the one you yearn for, only the military has it.  They use it to jam all frequencies within a certain radius from a military base to aid in bomb diffusion and the prevention of detonations by cellphone.  Your car remote won’t even work when they deploy this thing.
Until they move on to other technology, don’t plan on ever owning one…but when was the last time you browsed a Radio Shack catalog?  Risking the wrath of Homey Scrutiny and the Boys in Jackboots, I recommend you take a look into DIY.

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