Are mobile manners going down the toilet?

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Are mobile manners going down the toilet?

This shouldn't really come as a surprise to us males but a survey by Carphone Warehouse has revealed that just half of all men access the internet on their mobile phone while on the toilet. According to a report in The Mirror, while a significant number of men chose the toilet to access the Internet, most women (72%) preferred to do it in bed.

The males among us will recognise the validity of the report's findings from the fairly common experience of standing next to someone in the urinals who is talking into a headset while he relieves himself. That said, reading stuff on the Internet on your mobile phone while sitting down might not be so heinous a crime, probably more akin to reading the paper or a book.

Perhaps most disturbing is that 11% of those surveyed used mobile phones to find alternative entertainment while on a date.

This was first published in April 2011

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