Thursday, December 14, 2006
Cell phone use in public has become so acceptable that these two Pacific Heights ladies lunching on a rainy Tuesday afternoon on Fillmore Street didn't even bother talking to each other. Instead, they jabbered away on their phones next to us for a good hour.
If you want to hear other people's phone conversations, another good place is the 47 Van Ness bus line, which seems to have more lunatics per capita than any other public conveyance in San Francisco.
Winning the December award for most self-absorbed public monologue is the young woman below who let the entire front of the bus know all know about her creative funk.
"I have to do another painting for Independent Study, and I just don't know how I can, since I'm completely wrung out creatively," she was saying. I wanted to reply, "we all know the feeling, dear, now take that phone out from your ear, sit down, shut up, and meditate."