The Most Annoying Ways People Use Their Phones

There isn’t anyone that’s alive today who would say cell phones haven’t made our lives much easier. Even before we were carrying around tiny computers in our pockets, cell phones were helping us get rides home, talk to friends without having to actually talk to them, and relieving our boredom with the much-beloved game of Snake. But as much as cell phones have improved our lives, they’ve also managed to make annoying people even more annoying. If there’s one thing that’s sure to drive everyone crazy, it’s people on their phones in public who act like they’re not in a public space. Your heart rate is rising even as you think about it, isn’t it? If so, prepare to become furious while reading this list of the dumb ways people use their phones.

This list of the annoying things people do on their phones is pretty funny, but it should also serve as a piece of public service for those of you who treat the outside world as your personal phone bank. Remember, even when you’re speaking on a cell phone, etiquette is important. Or, if it helps, remember the golden rule. You don’t want someone going to the bathroom while you try to tell them about your terrible date, do you? So turn off that stupid ringtone, and check out the douchiest ways people use their phones

Vote up the most annoying ways that people use their cell phones in public, and then leave a comment about your biggest cell phone pet peeves.

  • 1
    373 VOTES

    Answering Their Phone in a Movie Theater

    Sure, it sounds crazy, but maybe it should be legal to murder someone who answers their phone in the middle of a movie. No phone call is that important.
    373 votes
  • Wearing a Bluetooth While Eating at a Restaurant
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    294 VOTES

    Wearing a Bluetooth While Eating at a Restaurant

    There's nothing worse than someone wearing a Bluetooth while eating out. If you're someone who does this, you're either trying to tell your friends that they aren't important enough and that you could take a call at any time, or you're just trying to show off your infinite wealth.
    294 votes
  • Answering Their Phone on a Date
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    288 VOTES

    Answering Their Phone on a Date

    Who are you, the president? Even if your date isn't going all that well, you should still be a decent human being and wait until the bill is paid before you call your friends back and make fun of the dork you met on Tinder.
    288 votes
  • Talking on the Phone While Ordering Coffee
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    329 VOTES

    Talking on the Phone While Ordering Coffee

    As every barista can attest, when someone orders coffee from you while talking on the phone, the only thing you want to do is slap the phone out of their rude, dumb hands. The next time you're in line for coffee, tell your phone call pal to hang on a second.
    329 votes
  • 5
    272 VOTES

    Setting the Ringer Volume to Fire Alarm Decibels

    Not trying to brag or anything, but some people don't even use a ringer. That's right, they're on ~vibrate~ baby. There's no need to have such a loud ringer. Your phone isn't two states away, it's right there in your purse.
    272 votes
  • Walking Around in Public FaceTiming
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    254 VOTES

    Walking Around in Public FaceTiming

    Firstly everyone knows that FaceTime is for at-home use. Secondly, if you're walking around town on FaceTime while your friend is at home, you're making them seasick and you need to chill.
    254 votes