How do I make passengers seated beside me stop staring at what I am doing with my phone? It's so annoying
— Otunba Bamidele (@emma_dele) January 27, 2014
Have you ever used your smartphone in a public bus, cab or train and had someone by your side staring at what you were doing? Perhaps you were exchanging love mesages with your sweetheart via BBM or WhatsApp. Or you needed to do a banking transaction. Or you needed to respond to a confidential email. And that pesky passenger wouldn’t stop staring.
Do you shield your phone with a hand or politely ask the co-passenger to give you some privacy? Or do you pocket your phone and wait for a more convenient place? How do you handle this sort of situation?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.