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Cell phone faux pas at the White House

Posted By admin On May 15, 2009 @ 9:18 am In Social, Work | 2 Comments

It’s a beautiful moment when an etiquette breach is handled in a gallant manner.

Enter [1] Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary. In a recent briefing, Gibbs politely asked reporters to set their phones to vibrate mode (common courtesy - it would seem - during any meeting…or is it just us?).

When a cell phone started ringing, Gibbs took action: confiscation.

Not even 30 seconds later, another journalist’s phone rang. He boldly replied and left the briefing.

Talk about rude!

Take a look at how Gibbs handled the manners misdemeanour:

Perhaps, these phone addicts should review the basics of [2] mobile telephone manners.


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[1] Robert Gibbs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gibbs
[2] mobile telephone manners: http://mienmagazine.com/social/basic-mobile-telephone-manners/

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