View Poll Results: Is this rude or am I a prude?

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  • Watching TV on your Treo at a wedding is definitely rude

    66 70.97%
  • Maninrochester you are a prude, get with the times!

    27 29.03%
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  1. #61  
    Well I think it's rude for the thread originator to go off to Jamaica after starting all this. The least he could have done was provide transportation for the active thread participants so we could have a symposium in Jamaica to hash this out.
  2. #62  
    there isn't one single straight man in the world that actually enjoys weddings
    hey, I'm a single, straight WOMAN and I don't enjoy them. Wastes of time if you ask me. Most weddings will end in divorce anyway so what's the point of even having them?

    I once went to a wedding and reception that lasted 10 hours!!!! I was going to tear my hair out if I heard another toast or had to watch another, "Now the niece of the bride is going to read a poem" moment.
    Especially ones like these!

    I was a bridesmaid in my uncle's wedding when I was 10 & I wished for my Game Boy the whole time. I got dragged to my mom's friend's wedding(to the man whose previous marriage she broke up, and whom she left her own husband & kids for) a few years ago, and let me just say this- you will NEVER get me into another church, ever again, for any reason, unless I have some form of digital entertainment on my person.

    I don't think it's rude at all as long as you keep it on the down-low. If the sound is audible or you're whooping when your team scores then THAT'S rude. Weddings are for the "happy couple", not the bored spectators, so why shouldn't I entertain myself during the 50th bible verse read by the octogenarian grandmother of the bride? If I was just an unknown guest at some random wedding I wouldn't think twice about whipping out the Treo.
    Last edited by KabukiAssassin; 04/27/2007 at 02:25 PM.
    I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by fleeing the scene of the accident!
  3. #63  
    Quote Originally Posted by KabukiAssassin View Post
    hey, I'm a single, straight WOMAN and I don't enjoy them. Wastes of time if you ask me. Most weddings will end in divorce anyway so what's the point of even having them?
    Now there's a woman I would marry! That is if I were to ever get married. Wait, this is a paradox...

    And if I were to wed thee, we would do it right. No boring ceremonies. We'd drive to Vegas. Elvis can do it, and you don't even have to get outta the car! How great is that? What say you?
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
  4. #64  
    When the whole marriage / divorce issue was raised in this thread, I opened up statistics that I downloaded from the CDC. My wife came in the office while it was opened up on my screen. I realized that if she saw THAT on my desktop she'd be following me around the house for the next two weeks asking my why I wanted a divorce! LOL

    I deleted that stuff real quick. It's safer to have her see porn on my screen. :-)
  5. #65  
    Okay, so I went to my brother's wedding, and was the best man. I gave my phone to a relative to hold in case my wife went into labor.....she didn't.
    However, between breaks between us arriving at the church, etc. All the ushers used their razr's to get draft updates..
  6.    #66  
    Jamaica was great, not a single rude person!! Although it looks like we still have 30% rude in here!
    Last edited by maninrochester; 05/02/2007 at 10:02 PM.
    Palm I >Palm IIIi>Palm 505> Zire 71>PEG37>T|X>TREO 700P That's a lot of palming!!
  7. #67  
    welcome back...hey I hit 200 posts....
    still feel the same...
  8. #68  
    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    Just because its "one of life's most sacred events" to the bride and groom does not mean its a massive drag to the hubby who never wanted to be there and probably does not know anyone there. Life's full of piles of immensely boring events, and weddings is just one of them. Anyone preaching is another. Children's school plays is a third. I could go on.

    Surur
    Then he should not show up at all!! If someone did that at any event I'm in(not that I'm planning on getting married), I'd ask them to leave!
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  9. #69  
    Quote Originally Posted by KabukiAssassin View Post
    hey, I'm a single, straight WOMAN and I don't enjoy them. Wastes of time if you ask me. Most weddings will end in divorce anyway so what's the point of even having them?



    Especially ones like these!

    I was a bridesmaid in my uncle's wedding when I was 10 & I wished for my Game Boy the whole time. I got dragged to my mom's friend's wedding(to the man whose previous marriage she broke up, and whom she left her own husband & kids for) a few years ago, and let me just say this- you will NEVER get me into another church, ever again, for any reason, unless I have some form of digital entertainment on my person.

    I don't think it's rude at all as long as you keep it on the down-low. If the sound is audible or you're whooping when your team scores then THAT'S rude. Weddings are for the "happy couple", not the bored spectators, so why shouldn't I entertain myself during the 50th bible verse read by the octogenarian grandmother of the bride? If I was just an unknown guest at some random wedding I wouldn't think twice about whipping out the Treo.

    Why even bother to show up with that attitude?
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  10. #70  
    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion View Post
    Why is it rude? He had a damn earpiece. It wasn't bothering anyone.

    Give the guy a break, there isn't one single straight man in the world that actually enjoys weddings, much less wants to be at one.

    The real rude part was scheduling the wedding during Final Four week.
    This is one of the few times I have to disagree with you. If anyone doesn't like weddings, don't RSVP to the invitation! Plain and simple. If you don't want to be there, just don't go. But don't show up and disrespect the bride and groom!

    This is my last post about this; but to that other person who claims it doesn't disturb anyone, I'm telling you if I see that at MY event, I'd remove the person myself! That would tell me you did not want to come in the first place, so you don't need to be there!
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  11. #71  
    Tomorrow I attend a wedding, and if I get "ejected" from there, then I'll know for sure.

    Oh... BTW, it isn't my wedding.

    I suppose weddings are much different "over there" compared to "over here".

    Nevertheless, it is a social occassion anywhere in the world. One gets to meet a lot of people whom you would not otherwise have occassion to meet (especially relatives). It's a great time to catch-up and talk (patch-up and b*tch about others too) and generally step out of the rat-race for a little while. And like The Phone Diva says, there is no compulsion to go.


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    Last edited by GreenHex; 05/03/2007 at 08:11 AM.
  12. #72  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    Then he should not show up at all!! If someone did that at any event I'm in(not that I'm planning on getting married), I'd ask them to leave!
    Thats a simplistic answer. Many times people have social obligations which force them to do things they don't really want to do. Things like attending their wife's best friend's wedding. Do you really think you could tell your wife to go alone? Lets be a little pragmatic here.

    Or a school play. Just because you are not interested in the performance of 90% of the children there you are suddenly obligated to miss your little jewel's masterpiece?

    Like I said, a bit of pragmatism in in order. You are being even more inconsiderate of the feelings of others are you feel they are to the bride.

    Surur
  13.    #73  
    We should all be mature enough to realize that we will all eventually "have" to attend an event that's boring; that an event that doesn't meet your standard for entertainment doesn't inherently give you the right to distract yourself with more "suitable" entertainment.

    I'm sure that you've attended your fair share of "boring" meetings, I don't imagine you would whip out your Treo and start watching TV while your boss was speaking at the meeting. Afterward? Sure, but not during.

    I'm frankly amazed that such a large portion of this group doesn't understand this. Perhaps if they looked up from their Treo once in a while they might notice the other people in the room glaring!! Or notice that there are people in the room!!
    Palm I >Palm IIIi>Palm 505> Zire 71>PEG37>T|X>TREO 700P That's a lot of palming!!
  14. #74  
    Quote Originally Posted by maninrochester View Post
    I'm sure that you've attended your fair share of "boring" meetings, I don't imagine you would whip out your Treo and start watching TV while your boss was speaking at the meeting. Afterward? Sure, but not during.
    You've used this example before. Since when did the bride become your boss?

    We should all be mature enough to realize that we will all eventually "have" to attend an event that's boring; that an event that doesn't meet your standard for entertainment doesn't inherently give you the right to distract yourself with more "suitable" entertainment.
    And why not? As long as you are impacting the enjoyment of others, why not?

    I'm frankly amazed that such a large portion of this group doesn't understand this. Perhaps if they looked up from their Treo once in a while they might notice the other people in the room glaring!! Or notice that there are people in the room!!
    You are obviously extremely sensitive to others opinion of you. I'm sure this has a major impact in your ability to enjoy life.

    Surur
  15. #75  
    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    You've used this example before. Since when did the bride become your boss?
    The minute he said yes.
  16. #76  
    Quote Originally Posted by maninrochester View Post
    I'm sure that you've attended your fair share of "boring" meetings, I don't imagine you would whip out your Treo and start watching TV while your boss was speaking at the meeting. Afterward? Sure, but not during.
    Just please, with a logical response, answer this question for me. If you are at an event where you're not interested in what's going on there, and you decide to entertain yourself in a manner that

    1. No one notices you are doing what you're doing
    2. It doesn't disturb in any way, the people at the event, or the procession of the event

    What negative effect does that have on anyone? Who gets hurt by that, and why is it rude?

    I'm frankly amazed that such a large portion of this group doesn't understand this. Perhaps if they looked up from their Treo once in a while they might notice the other people in the room glaring!! Or notice that there are people in the room!!
    Why would those people be glaring at you? That's incredibly rude. By your own standards, shouldn't they be paying attention to the wedding instead? The bride and groom are up there sharing one of the most important events of their life and you're too busy making nasty faces at the guy with the Treo to respect them?

    And like I said, if nobody can see what you're doing, who's going to be glaring at you?
  17.    #77  
    Here is the logical answer.

    In theory, you are an adult and it's the right thing to do. Being discreet does not make it less rude it just makes it less likely that you'll have to suffer the embarrassment of being caught. Someone once told me that character is not what you do when everyone is looking but what you do when no one is. Just because you THINK no one can hear or see you doesn't make it right.

    Lastly, if you were invited to someone's wedding it's because for some incomprehensible reason they actually wanted to share one of the most significant events in THEIR lives with YOU. That desire on their part deserves your attention for the 30, 45, 60, whatever minutes that the event actually costs you. Deliberately distracting yourself because "it's boring" to watch a wedding is childish, immature and downright rude. A 60 minute wedding will cost you 0.01141% of the total number of minutes in just one year, let alone your whole life. This could not by any standard be considered an egregious request on the part of the wedding party.

    Let me be the first to apologize for my aggressive stance, I feel that taking the time to ensure that you won't be the one to offend someone else with your actions is a noble pursuit, one that is unfortunately lost in the anonymity of the internet. I apologize if I offend you.
    Palm I >Palm IIIi>Palm 505> Zire 71>PEG37>T|X>TREO 700P That's a lot of palming!!
  18. #78  
    Quote Originally Posted by maninrochester View Post
    Let me be the first to apologize for my aggressive stance, I feel that taking the time to ensure that you won't be the one to offend someone else with your actions is a noble pursuit, one that is unfortunately lost in the anonymity of the internet. I apologize if I offend you.
    Apology accepted.

    Now can we let this thread ddiiieeeeeee- it's almost getting to the point of beating a dead horse.

    And.... I apologize if I offended anyone.
    Lance
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  19. #79  
    Quote Originally Posted by aslmentor View Post
    Now can we let this thread ddiiieeeeeee- it's almost getting to the point of beating a dead horse.

    Just one more...


    Check this out.

    Surur
  20. #80  
    Let it die? This has been one of the most entertaining threads here.

    The do's and don't's of Treo etiquette.

    All we need now is the Queen of England at the Kentucky Derby working the crowd, with someone getting caught on camera in the greeting line... watching the Queen of England at the Kentucky Derby on their Sling.
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