Last evening’s ‘Mobile’ incident beats all, which I have never witnessed before. I have seen the heavy weights in society sitting in the front row in Star hotel auditoriums either talking over their mobile or sending/viewing messages. Hats off to the chief guest who tries his best to concentrate on his address ignoring the acts of the manner less.
Also I have seen the MC requesting the audience to switch off their mobiles or keep them in silent mode before the chief guest begins his speech and we find the conscientious taking the announcement seriously. But there are others who think or feel their incoming calls are more important and they have to attend to them no matter what people sitting around think of their bad manners.
But what I have not seen till now is the chief guest himself making an announcement to this effect because just as he was about to begin his address a couple of mobiles had sprung into life. And the worst part is the Chief Guest happens to be a great Spiritual Leader!
Will these mobile users ever learn? I wonder.
N Meera Raghavendra Rao