Sunday, March 26, 2006

death to cell phones

I read Ben Stein every week, wondering whether I'll want to salute him or strangle him. Well, this week he's right on target. The airlines want to let people use cell phones on planes (for a fee), and Stein thinks that's a terrible idea.

He's right. I think the first case of cell-phone-use-induced passenger outrage will happen approximately 45 minutes after the first flight permitting cell phone use takes off. Can you imagine being stuck on a eight-hour flight to Paris and listening to some schmuck next to you drone on about his Incrediby Important Business, or even worse, his Incredibly Important Personal Life, for six hours? Somebody shoot me. Or better yet, shoot the cell phone.