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cellphone hush cards

This is so long overdue it's crazy. The Society for HandHeld Hushing, aka Coudal.com, made up this PDF with special notes you can print and hand out to anyone who feels that they absolutely need to have a loud cellphone conversation in public about how wasted they got last night or how their husband can't get it up anymore. We wish we'd had one of these on hand on our flight to Seattle last week. From the moment our plane touched down at Sea-Tac until we reached the terminal we had to listen to some women shout at one of her underlings for fifteen minutes about some real estate deal that fell apart. Our strategy of annoying her back by calling one of our friends to loudly complain about how obnoxious she was didn't work.

P.S. - This is a link directly to the PDF. Now start with the cellphone vigilantism, ok?

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Oliver @ Dec 9th 2004 7:26AM

link doesn't work for me :-(

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Mark @ Dec 9th 2004 7:53AM

Cool. Now we need some self-stick ones that say "Learn how to park a**hole!"

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Ye Matey @ Dec 9th 2004 8:50AM

Is there any reason why they use the word "yer" instead of "your" on all of their Shhh! cards? I mean, really, I don't mind handing someone a card telling them to shut up, but I don't need to talk like a pirate!

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Oliver @ Dec 9th 2004 9:03AM

arrrrrr me matey ;-)

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Thomas Gaume @ Dec 9th 2004 9:16AM

They forgot big one that says "HANG UP THE PHONE & DRIVE!!!".

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Sean Lynch @ Dec 9th 2004 10:21AM

After being run off the road by moms in SUVs on cellphones more than once, we decided to fight back.

Went to the local Office Depot and got them to print, "GET OFF THE F$#*ING PHONE" in great big bold letters. Then I had them print off the exact same thing, except mirrored (So that it can be read in a rear view), then I had it laminated back to back.

For a while, we'd go out on lunch hours on crusades to get people off their cell phones.

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nabohi @ Dec 9th 2004 11:10AM

Here is the equivalent for car drivers:

Indeed it is cheaper and more fun to write your own ones.

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CJ @ Dec 9th 2004 11:49AM

That same woman must have been the airport in Houston. Good god, when she ran out of people to yell at home she started calling random friends because she was bored, where we these cards when I needed them?!

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Usman @ Dec 9th 2004 1:03PM

those illegal cell phone jammers are looking more and more attractive

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A-T @ Dec 9th 2004 5:00PM

Reminds me of the Urban Asshole Notification Cards:


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morcheeba @ Dec 9th 2004 7:57PM

I like how there is a fill-in-the-blank for the conversation -- it makes the note more personal.

I was in the quiet coffeeshop part of a small bookstore once and had to listen to a guy order Rolling Stones tickets. Everyone heard his two credit card numbers (first one didn't work) and home & work addresses. I really wanted to call ticketmaster back and upgrade the tickets to the most expensive seats, and see if they could add on an airfare/hotel package. And then see if I could substitute Barry Manilow instead. ... ah, but I was too polite to yell this all out after what everyone in the bookstore had gone through already.

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Texan Desi @ Dec 9th 2004 9:32PM

Excellent idea. This is one thing that I want to try on others without it getting tried on me

- Texan Desi


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