Those of you who follow Noah's Bark and PhoneDogTV know that kravvykrav has had his share of dangerously close encounters with people who talk on the phone while driving. Most of us have had similar experiences, and the rest have at least been annoyed. Even when using bluetooth, there are activities that just don't mix with phone calls. Some are risky, some are funny, and some are just plain rude.
When you're in the driver's seat, leave it alone. Even with a hands-free setup, you always end up fiddling with something. Quick distractions could be the difference between life and death. At least pull over to start a call. Honestly though, if a conversation is important enough to have while driving, it's probably engrossing enough to limit your concentration.
Talking to a bluetooth headset in public is common enough now that most people recognize the difference between a schizophrenic on a rant and a student talking to her classmates via bluetooth with her Samsung Rant. Still, it can seem a bit uncouth in quiet environments. If you even consider making a bluetooth call while sitting at a table with others, all hope is lost. Stop reading.
Standing in line at a classy book store is probably not the time to be yapping over a noisy connection. I do it all the time in the grocery store, and I'm pretty sure it's obnoxious. I consider this one excusable, because I like to call home to see what we need.
I like asking my headset "What can I say?" to activate it's help function. I try to do it when I'm out by myself but near one or two strangers. It also helps if I haven't said anything for a while, and my victims have been around long enough to know it. Responses vary.
In terms of the movie theater, I hope I don't need to say anything here. A good movie date costs $40 nowadays. If you want to talk, go someplace free. Seriously. And while we're at it, chill with the narration and plastic candy wrappers. Movie texting is annoying too. Once that light goes on, half the people in your row are doing all they can to ignore your tapping fingers.
What do you think? Is there ever a time that bluetooth is inappropriate, or does anything go?