Just wanted to sound off on a local epidemic here in the Bronx - speakerphones. Now, I understand there are times when you need the speakerphone, but 98 times out of 100, you don't.
The epidemic I am speaking about involved people walking on the sidewalks, holding their phones to their mouth, and letting everyone around them know about their conversation.
Here's my problem with it. I don't give a rat's ass about how cool you think you are, how important you think your conversation is, or how much of a gangster you think this technique makes you look like - you're NOT cool. You're still holding the phone up to your head to speak. Does it cause you that much of an inconvenience to hold it 4" higher to your ear so that the rest of the walking population cannot hear your conversation?
Maybe if you were at work or home and doing something else with your hands, then the speakerphone feature is worth using. But walking down the street does not, in any circumstance, call for you to use speakerphone. Because guess what, no one else gives a shit about what you or your cronies have to say!
Put the phone up to your ear. I have yet to see someone not stop and either roll their eyes or shake their head when they pass someone guilty of using improper speakerphone. Number one, it doesn't make you cool. Number two, it makes you look like a vain, self-involved douche.
Get a blue tooth. Or better yet, just use the damn phone the way it's supposed to be used - on your ear!