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What is worse to say on the phone ?

What is worse to say on the phone:

“Sorry, I was talking on mute”.


“Sorry, I was not talking on mute”.


6 blog comments below

Neither since most people I know have no idea what a 'mute' button is!
Worst thing is to yell across the room at somebody while on the phone. At least cover the mic, please! laugh
standready on Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:16 pm
Yep, this way to communicate nowadays opens up a can of new experiences.
At least during a call you can figure out whether someone has a dog or kids Very Happy
amagard on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:34 am
speaking of phones, those crazy people with bluetooth enable cell phones having what should be a private conversation loud enough for the world to hear. Good grief! Where is the 'mute' button for them?
standready on Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:34 pm
I usually mute the phone if I have to talk to someone real quick. When I don't, and even when I cover the phone with my hand, the person on the other end usually goes "what?". It's easier to mute and when they go "hello?" I usually just say I was looking into the issue or that I was asking a coworker for their thoughts and I never mention I had them muted.
TheGremlyn on Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:46 am
Agreed Stand. Especially on a bus. Think I hate what cell phones have done to a dignified sense of privacy and being aware of other people. When one is in a super market, one can't pass them as they're glued to the phone and completely unaware they're in the way. One has to be super careful on the pavement when someone has a cell phone against the ear, as they may not be aware someone is about to pass them. Worst is in restaurants when someone receives calls at the table, and just gets on with the conversation. And using it while driving, when someone swerves their car without cause in a lane I just know it has to be a cell phone that is being used - probably a text message.
deanhills on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:37 am
In Germany it is forbidden by law to use a cell or smart phone in the car without a hands-free car kit. In every third car at least I see a driver who don't care. And in Germany police presence on the street is almost zero, so nobody there to enforce this law.

I too hate it when I have to listen to other's conversations. Often I simply don't manage it to ignore that. Sometimes I get the crazy idea to just jump in and participate.
amagard on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:15 am

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