Customer: I see that you don't have one of those things in your ear that seem to be everywhere these days.
Me: Nope, I'm not one of the Borg.
Me: Besides, I can't wear one those at work.
Customer: Why not?
Me: I can't use a cell phone at work. It's bad enough that we have customers walk through here on their phones ignoring us. What kind of service would I be offering if I had to say to the phone, 'Excuse me, a customer needs some help?'
Customer: Do you even own a phone?
Me, smirking: Yes. I own 2 - a land line and a cell phone.
Customer: How do you feel about the new law? The one requiring hands free use while driving?
Me: It doesn't bother me. I use the same method of dealing with that as I did before the law went into effect. It's very low tech and it doesn't cost me a dime. I turn off the phone when I'm driving the car.
Customer: That seems to be when most people turn them on.
Me: Hence the desire for the law, but it's not effective. I still see people talking on the phone without the devices. People still think they are multitasking fools when really only the latter part of the phrase applies. When driving a car that should be your one and only task. It's hard to do when kids or friends are in the vehicle with you, but picking up the phone is a choice. We have answering services after all.
Customer: True that. Hey, thanks and have a nice day!
Me: You forgot your phone.