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    Which kind of MOBS do you suffer from?

    What's your "MOBS" stories?



    Failing mobile-phone manners a global problem

    Mobile Obtuse Behaviour Syndrome (Mobs) is spreading rapidly across the globe. Anyone in possession of a mobile phone is susceptible to the condition.

    It plunges people into a frazzled state of unawareness. Mobs manifests itself in at least four separate strains:

    Mobs Factor A causes mobile-phone users to become motionless, say, in the middle of narrow pavements or at the very end of moving walkways, totally oblivious of the people behind toppling onto one another.

    Mobs Factor B attacks phone users who prefer to talk while on the move.

    It inflicts them with a sudden inability to walk in a straight line.

    They lurch from left to right and right to left, instinctively ensuring that they block anyone attempting to overtake them on either side. In the near future, Factor B is widely expected to lead to "pavement rage" - an offshoot of "road rage".

    Mobs Factor C besets mobile-phone users stricken with high levels of their own self-importance. Usually occurring in quiet environments, it causes them to yell into their technological knick-knack with absolutely no regard for the boredom being inflicted on those forced to listen.

    Mobs Factor D usually occurs during one-on-one conversations, the second party being suddenly discarded (generally mid-sentence) in favour of the apparently more important incoming call.

    Moments of extreme intimacy may be similarly disrupted with possible dire consequences! Frequent recipients of this appallingly rude behaviour are increasingly likely to experience emotional disturbance, particularly feelings of rejection.

    Other Mobs factors are currently undergoing research and await classification.

    Mobs is unstoppable, and we are all in very great danger of being "Mobbed" at any time!

    How many "Mobs moments" have you experienced today?

    John Shepherd
    Bangkok

    source: letter to the Nation (28.04.2007)

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Mobs Factor D usually occurs during one-on-one conversations, the second party being suddenly discarded (generally mid-sentence) in favour of the apparently more important incoming call.
    I'm sorry to say that Thais are a master of this. I have been in meetings where the person chairing has stopped to take a phone call, thus leaving the other 10 or so people sat waiting.

    I don't know if things have changed recently, but this kind of thing naver happened when I used to live in the UK.

    I have also seen people, farangs and Thai, take a phone call in the middle of a job interview.

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    I'm often on the phone with this missus when she tells me to hang on while she takes another call. I immediately hang-up. She then get the arse and asks why I didn't wait. Bollocks, call me back.

    Also, at least once a week I'll get a call and the person will say "who are you?" Often I just reply "I didn't call you, you called me. If you don't know who I am, how should I know."

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    ^Fortunately, I no longer own a mobile phone and I refuse to answer the land line. I haven't taken a phone call for over 2 months

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    I never answer the land line, and rarely the mobile, unless I'm waiting for someone to call.

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    I only have a landline because I needed one for the Internet. My number (which I don't know) must be close to one of an insurance company as I keep coming home to messages on the answer phone from people telling me that one of their relatives have died....it's quite disturbing...I recorded a message saying that I am not an insurance company, but I still get a few.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    Record the 'line disconnected' message and use that as your outgoing...your friends will know to wait, and coldcallers and others can get focked.

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    This is a strange thought i know, but i am wondering if Scampy's misses is on her moby while he is knobbing her?
    Seems she was on it at all other times, as displayed on these pages.

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    ^ have to be a good chance you would think

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    I do have a mobile phone. Don't know the number. I generally have it turned off as the only one that calls is the wife.

    Now my personal mobile phone...

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