March 17, 2010, 10:00 AM — Mobile phones have become unquestionably valuable tools, yet our devices can literally transform us into some pretty darn strange characters—often without our knowledge.
You've seen the type: Average Joes who seem unable to remove their Bluetooth headsets; gaggles of giggly high-school girls who only communicate via text, even if they're standing right next to each other; businessmen who appear to have eyes on the tops of their heads, as they effortlessly glide throve droves of people without ever looking up from a BlackBerry; the list goes on&just check out the slides below.
Then take a good look in the mirror. Do you fall into one of these categories? Remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.
(Note: You may notice that my cell phone stereotypes are mostly male. All I can say: Good for you, ladies.)
Bluetooth Guy, a.k.a., "Bluetooth Johnson"
You know him, you (just may) love him, the dude who thinks a Bluetooth headset is the single most important accessory an individual can wear to spruce up everyday attire. Walking down the street, sitting on the bus, in the mall and everywhere else, this guy is sporting his Bluetooth ear-piece—and he wants you to know it. I'm all for using Bluetooth headsets while driving—safety first—but please, Mr. Johnson, you're only hurting yourself in the long run by rocking that silly thing while walking your Pomeranian. We're not laughing with you.
Republished with permission from CIO (view original version)