I work in a large company and we have a very large ladies room that has about 7-10 stalls in it and a row of sinks.
Today I went in to the ladies room to "go" to the bathroom and there was someone in a stall on their cell phone obviously having a conversation they didn't want to have at their desk.
Now, I appreciate the fact that this person did not use their work phone for a private call, but the bathroom just struck me as a really odd place to talk on the phone. I mean there are people flushing toilets, washing hands, talking to each other somtimes, and making all sorts of bodily function noises that happen in the bathroom!
And I could HEAR every word of her end of the conversation! So could anyone else that came in to use the bathroom. So it isn't even really private.
It really weirded me out and made me uncomfortable but I had to "go" so I did. When I was washing my hands another woman came in and we started chatting about what we each did for New Year's Eve. Phone lady must have been bothered by the talking cause she walked out of her stall and left the ladies room, still talking on the cell phone.
When I finished my converation I left and cell phone lady was still on the cell phone but now talking outside the ladies room, which also happens to be right outside the men's room (they are next door to each other) and outside the elevator bank for our floor / reception area.
So again, not a very private place! And to top it off she doesn't even work on our floor! I know everyone on my floor.
Today is a nice sunny day in NYC and I think the high is supposed to be near 50! So take your darn personal call out of my bathroom/lobby area back to your own floor or outside!!!!
(FYI - I make personal calls at work - from my cube. If the conversation is very, very private I take my cell phone outside and walk around the block).
So cell phone calls in a public restroom: is that a breach of cell phone etiquette - is there cell phone etiquette? - thoughts???