A mobiltelefonálás etikettje
The Rules of Using Mobile Phones
Lecturer: So the topic of today’s lecture is the dos and don’ts mobile phoning. If you have any questions during my talk, feel free to raise your hand and ask. First of all, about the time of call. The same rules apply here as with landline phone calls. Unless you phone a close friend, it is not polite to call late.
Student: But we are talking about mobile phones. Why don’t people simply switch it off when they don’t want to be disturbed?
Lecturer: Well, we do not have the right to decide for others. They might not switch their phone off, and then the situation can be embarrassing. The other thing is the financial side. Mobile tariffs are still not very cheap, so to say. We should always keep this in mind, and be considerate of the person who initiated the call. Try to cut the talk short, and do not talk more than the caller wants to. Eventually, he is the one who pays. Any questions at this point? No? Then let me move on…
Időjárás jelentés wap-on
Checking the weather report through wap
Jane: Hey, Kate, t’was a good day, wasn’t it?
Kate: Yeah. Only let’s hope it won’t be raining tomorrow. That would just kill the whole camp.
Jane: That’s right, but what makes you think it’d rain?
Kate: They said that in the weather forecast – I saw it on TV before I came to the camp.
Jane: But that was three days ago!!! Well, why don’t we check it out on my wap? It always has the latest weather report on.
Kate: OK, if your phone can do it, then let’s check.
Jane: It’s not a big deal. You just go on the internet icon, press the button and you’re connected. Here you go, weather report. Tomorrow it’ll be hot and sunny, without any rain. And it took less than two minutes. Feeling better now?
Kate: Yeah, much better, thanks. I haven’t got a raincoat, you know.
Teenager talking on his mobile
Tom: This is my mobile ringing. Oh, no. Mum is calling. Hi, mum! What’s wrong?
Mother: Hello, Tom, how are you?
Tom: Fine. Why do you ask?
Mother: Just wanted to know everything’s OK. How was school?
Tom: Just the usual stuff. Nothing special.
Mother: You sure? No tests, no marks?
Tom: I just told you, nothing. Why do you ask?
Mother: Just want to know everything goes well! When will you be at home?
Tom: Dunno yet. Will hang around for a while. We’re working on a project with the class here at school. Will take a while. But I’ll be home by 8.
Mother: By 8? What kind of project is that? Is there a teacher with you?
Tom: Well, of course! The history teacher. Gotta go now, see you in the evening.
Mother: All right, then, take care!