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15 times when people totally judge you for using your phone

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Oct. 12, 2015
Checking your phone in a movie theater? We see you, and we do not approve.

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You might think that you have spotless smartphone etiquette, but you’re almost certainly incorrect. That’s okay, we all do stupid things with our smartphones once in a while.

But just because we slip up every now and then and do something stupid like risk our lives for the perfect selfie doesn’t mean we don’t totally judge other people using their phones inappropriately. Here are 15 things we do with our phones that cause everyone around us to pass swift, harsh judgment:

When you edit your selfies

We can tell you used an app to make your eyelashes longer and your lips shinier. And then you had the gall to label it #nofilter.

When you spend all your time at a museum Instagramming photos of paintings

Or when you spend all your time on vacation Instagramming photos of how awesome your vacation is. Guess what? We know it can’t be that awesome, or you wouldn’t have time to post 8,703 pictures to Instagram every six seconds.

When you forget how to speak English in text messages

Texting like a 13-year-old girl is fine if you’re texting your significant other. But if you’re texting someone who’s not really, really close, please use proper grammar and spelling.

When you ‘secretly’ check your phone in a movie theater

You’re not fooling anyone by hiding your phone under your jacket. I’m pretty sure your Twitter feed can wait for a whole two hours while you lose yourself in the world of cinema.

When you send unsolicited sexts

Hey, I won’t judge you if you want to send sexy pics to your lover. But unsolicited sexy pics are something that should never, ever, and I mean ever happen.

When you use it in the bathroom

It’s one thing to play Candy Crush on the toilet. It’s another thing to take a phone call while you’re on the john. And then flush. Yes, we hear you. And yes, we judge you.

When you air your dirty laundry in public

You might not be using speakerphone, but you sound just as idiotic when you have a one-sided conversation with your girlfriend that should…probably be kept private.

When you accidentally butt-dial your boss

Butt-dials happen, but whoever’s on the other line totally judges you based on what they hear. Especially if they happen to employ you.

When you use it to watch porn

A study by PornHub and says that 60 percent of millennials use their smartphones as their porn-viewing device of choice. That’s cool and all, but the one time you forget that you were watching porn and you open your web browser on your smartphone to show your coworkers a funny cat video? Judgment city.


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