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Cellphone Rudeness At Cincinnati White Castle

A few days ago I went to the White Castle hamburger restaurant at the corner of Reading and William Howard Taft in Cincinnati.

Everybody in Cincinnati knows this location.

20 years ago, I’d have known people at this spot. I had a job in college selling lottery tickets. Many older guys who drove bootleg cabs would buy tickets from me. Some of these men hung out at the Reading and Taft White Castle. Now I bet they have passed on.

On this most recent visit, I held the door open for a woman. I let her get ahead of me in the line. She said, ”bless you.” 

While the woman’s order was being taken, her cell phone rang. She took the call! She held up the line with a conversation.  That is what I got in return for my politeness. I had to wait longer for my White Castle.

Please don’t pick up your cell phone if you are ahead of others in a line or interacting with a human being who is trying to provide you with some service.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Cincinnati | Leave a comment