Unique Creative Ways to Cut Down On Inappropriate Texting
We all have been in the company of others who feel their phone is their lifeline. They have their Facebook, Twitter and just about every other account linked to their phone. This, on top of all the constant texting can be quite a nuisance especially when you are trying to enjoy a quiet meal or a relaxing night out at the movies. Here are some unusual yet unique ways that help curtail that constant texting.
1 The Amazing Texting Gun
They have radar speed guns to track speeders going down the highway past the official speed limit. Why not have a gun that catches those troublesome texters, who should be concentrating on the road in front of them instead of hitting send every thirty seconds? Hence, the creation of the Sniffer Sleuth II, that its manufacturers claim can detect the difference in frequency between the signals used when making a phone call or texting. The laws vary from state to state whether using your cell phone, and texting is legal or not. What is more confusing for authorities is deciphering if a person is truly unfocused due to texting or making a call when they should not be. A device like the Sniffer Sleuth II could be the answer to many officers’ dilemmas and prevent thousands of accidents a year from distracted text messaging.
2 The Beer Glass That Only Stands Up When Your Cell Phone is Attached to the Bottom
Ok, you are out eating dinner and chatting with that special someone and suddenly bleep the entourage of texts start. Maybe, you are trying to tell them about your day or how much you care for them. Regardless of what it maybe, this can be very frustrating. That is where the Offline Glass comes into play. Designed by a Brazilian Advertising Agency, the theory behind the glass is that it will only stand up while your cell phone is connected to the bottom of it. With this neat concept, there will be no more interrupted meals with that special someone. Although, the specially designed beer glass has not hit the USA as of yet; hopefully, it will be in a bar near you soon.
3 London Movie Theater Hires Masked Body Suit Ushers To Maintain Audience Behavior
This has to be one of the worst offenses around when you go to a movie, and someone is talking or texting on his or her phone. One movie theater in London has decided they would find a creative yet excellent way to cut down on this inappropriate behavior during a movie. Hiring masked swimsuit ushers to monitor audience behavior, these mysterious men and women come into play whenever someone talks or texts and gives them a little reminder about appropriate behavior. The mysterious ushers are not on the payroll but are given free admission to the movies so they can assist in ensuring that everyone has a pleasant experience at the theater. Texters beware.
4 Movie Theater Rewards Texters for Not using their cell phone during a show
Another famous movie chain-Cinemark, uses a rewards approach to curtail the influx of texting that occurs during their shows. Movie-goers download an application to put their cell phone into Cinemode. If after seeing the entire movie, they do not use their phone once the neat application triggers a reward for a discounted admission to the movie theater on their next visit.
5 Undercover Police Who Spot Texting Drivers
Police Officers in British Columbia disguising as homeless people are the latest tools being used in the region to cut down on illegal use of cell phone usage. A constable dressed as a panhandler carries a sign showing drivers that if they are on their cell phone, they are about to be issued a ticket. The Constable then radios into a uniformed officer who issues the ticket to the offending driver. In one day, the program was so successful that 21 tickets were issued. Numerous verbal warnings were given to many drivers as well.