Monday, October 13, 2008

Note on Italians and Cell Phones

The guards in the Uffizi were constantly talking and texting on their mobiles (Prego! Prego! Prego! Ciao! Ciao! Ciao!) and it did not appear to be work related. People on the buses (all ages) were having loud conversations or texting constantly. Our first night in a family restaurant, a girl - about 10-12 years old was texting while her large family enjoyed a multi-course dinner.

Phones were ringing loudly everywhere, and no two ring tones were alike – no one seems to care or be disturbed by these constant intrusions into public space. Loud indicators of text messages being received punctuated the street noises. We even saw someone texting while biking

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