After a swim at the Y today, I went to my locker to get my shampoo before I headed for the showers. There was a woman sitting at the vanity in front of the mirrors chatting away on her cell phone, apparently to her daughter (I couldn't help overhearing part of the conversation, as she was speaking loudly). She was blocking the area where the hair dryers are available and sitting on the only chair at the vanity. It would have been difficult for anyone who wanted to dry her hair or re-apply her makeup to get around the lady and see the mirror.
While I was showering, I wondered how much the other party could hear of the showers splashing, toilets flushing, kids screaming, etc. I also wondered that if I went over to use a hair dryer, would I be told, "Will you wait to dry your hair until I'm finished talking??" (Fortunately, she had shut down her phone before I went to use the dryers.)
Another lady was also using her phone, but texting — she had forgotten her lock's combination (everyone brings her own locks) and was asking her husband for help.
Why would anyone want to have a leisurely chat in a noisy locker room at the Y? I can see if it were an emergency (or a problem such as not remembering the combination — and I give kudos to the lady for texting rather than talking), but just calling up to say, "Hi! Well, I've just had my workout, and I'm here in the locker room. What's up with you?"