New Social Etiquette Project Reminds Rude Cell Phone Users To Turn It Off [VIDEO]

January 24, 2011 6:58 am

(Photo via Ellen K.'s Phone)

Mobile phones, as handy and wonderful as they are, have made us into pretty rude social creatures. No matter who we’re physically with, there’s always the potential for someone else to contact us. And for some reason, the absent party is always the more alluring.

Enter “My Phone Is Off For You,” a sweet little project that encourages you to turn your handset off as a signal to the people you’re with that they mean something more to you than simply a substitute for being alone. It offers a range of tools, like stickers, a napkin and stamps to spread the word. Of course, you could just switch your phone off without using any of this tat, but it does look quite cute.