Make cell calls carefully

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My husband is in the intensive care unit at University Hospital, very critically ill. I would like to address anyone who sits in an ICU waiting room taking cell phone calls right from their chair, only to discuss their loved ones’ illnesses in gory detail.

Please, if your cell phone rings, by all means answer it, but from the hallway where everyone else does not have to listen. One recent afternoon, I had to leave the waiting room to avoid listening to everyone else’s troubles, while my own husband is fighting for his life.

If only one person sees himself in this letter and changes his location for calls, it may help someone else.

Becky Proveaux

North Augusta, S.C.

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avidreader 12/11/11 - 09:51 am
Becky, I hope all goes well

Becky, I hope all goes well with your husband. Your letter reminds me of so many occasions when I witnessed the unnesscesary use of cell phones at the expense of someone else's comfort. Just because these phones work everywhere, they do not have to be used everywhere.

Many people are simply RUDE and disrespectful of other's privacy. Good luck to you and your family.

corgimom 12/17/11 - 08:35 am
People have to listen to the

People have to listen to the conversations in the hallway, too.

Doesn't matter where someone goes, somebody else has to listen to it.

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