Saturday, December 23, 2006

Talked too loud on cell: Kicked out of Waffle House

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The Waffle House managers may not be talking about the store's policy on cell phone etiquette, but the customers certainly are.

"Nobody wants to hear somebody talking over their cell phone," says Ken Wilson. "The best thing you can do if you want to use your cell phone is to step outside."

Lee Walker agrees with Wilson. "Sometimes you can be kind of loud on a cell phone," he says. Voices do carry. And if someone's trying to enjoy a meal, I think they should at least tone it down."

That's something William Arnold says he'll keep in mind next time he's dining and dialing.

"I'll continue to use my mobile phone," he says. "But, you know, I'll also use some courtesy and discretion depending on where I'm at."

Arnold says loud music was playing on the juke box inside the Waffle House restaurant and his voice was a bit louder than normal because of that. He says he tried to explain that to the manager and feels he was treated unfairly.