..Thankfully, most of my camping is in the mountains where cel-phone reception is zero (I dread the day when the wheeler-dealer, hot shot profiteers overcome that obstacle). Even when I happen to be in the grocery store, or Wal-Mart, I detest having to over-hear some loud mouthed, bombastic, so and so, carry on a one-sided conversation on how wonderful he's doing and how he's just visited his Aunt Agatha who is one her death bed, ect.,ect., as he waddles aimlessly up and down the aisles .... now, I call this noise pollution! I even had words with a fella that's young enough for me to be his father - he invites me to the local Waffle House for "a catch up breakfast" and all he does is talk on his cel-phone! So I tell him, if your going to invite me to breakfast that's fine ... only leave the damn phone in your car! Say's he has too many important calls coming in for that (they sure did'nt sound that important to me!) ... so now we have a rift between us as I tell him how rude it is for him to have me set there and listen to all his meaningless (at least to me anyway) conversation with who knows who ... I tell him he therefore needs to attend to his telephone conversations and I have more important things to do. Ah, yes ... progress.