The Real Simple Reader Etiquette Poll
Is It OK to Use a Cell Phone on Public Transportation?
Yes, if it’s a time-sensitive conversation and you’re quiet: 49.0%
Sure. You’ve got to pass the time somehow: 6.6%
Experts say: Try to avoid it, but if you absolutely must make a call, keep it brief―no gabbing just to gab. “And be honest with yourself about how loud you actually are,” says Abrahams. Consider that one person’s quietly sensitive conversation is another’s noisy disruption.