• A Cell Phone Is Not A Loudspeaker

    In Germany, they call cell phones “Handys” or “Mobiles”. I had a funny conversation with a German friend who was trying to speak English and he asked me for my “self phone” number. Most of today’s phones also double as mp3 players and since many phones have a built-in mini speaker it’s possible to play music out loud. Well, this became a popular thing to do for teenagers in Berlin. I heard several hilarious clashes between old ladies and the Berlin youth. Recently these stickers have shown up on the tram I take.