Last night, I was waiting with several others to use the facilities in a public restroom. It very quickly came to my attention that the woman who was ensconced in one of the stalls was carrying on a conversation. Now I've been known when visiting a women's room with friends to talk across stalls with them. But it became quite clear that this was a one-sided conversation I was hearing, and that she was talking on her cellphone.
My first reaction was laughter. I couldn't stop giggling. Toilet's were flushing loudly right next to her, and she still chatted away. Then came the second reaction of annoyance. I could only assume that this was the reason why 3 women had come and gone from the adjacent stall while hers was still occupied (there was no other "evidence" of why she should be delayed). This is wholly inappropriate in the world of women's room etiquette. Space is at a premium and bladders are small. Get on with your business, as tidily as possible, and get out!
Cellphones have invaded everywhere, apparently, and I think that it's time that we really draw the line. I guess that I'm prudish enough to have thought that this was a line that really didn't need to be drawn.