Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

FUR­THER to your ed­i­to­rial in the July 5 edi­tion head­lined “Pet hates will trig­ger anger”, I ride a mo­bil­ity scooter in the lo­cal shop­ping cen­tre and my pet hates are those peo­ple with mo­bile phones.

When us­ing them, they have no con­sid­er­a­tion for any­thing in front of them and will walk right into you.

On a pedes­trian walk­way, they drive right through it whilst on their mo­biles.

Go into a food hall with a fam­ily and three out of four will sit and use them whilst the fourth will sit like a le­mon hop­ing some­one will talk with them. My big­gest pet hate is when I am sit­ting in the food hall with friends and some­one will stop near and talk loudly into their phone.

I put up with lots of things in my life but draw the line here and tell them to qui­eten it down or move on.

To oth­ers, I use an ex­ple­tive when they are com­pletely block­ing my pas­sage.

I was never one to lose my tem­per un­til re­cently and put it down to age and grow­ing in­tol­er­ance of peo­ple’s ig­no­rance of what is around them when us­ing mo­bile phones. Name and ad­dress supplied.

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