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Social Etiquette Design Diplomatically Tells Cell Phone Users When To Shut Up And Shut Off

While you might bark something strident to the person who is obnoxiously responding to cell phone calls while supposedly having a conversation with you... Ingrid Zweifel, an award winning Parson's Design School student, has designed a group of products that respond to these and similar obnoxious cell phone acts... diplomatically.

My Phone IS OFF For You is a concise message, and one that should? could? maybe might? result in the action it was intended for.  Ms. Zwiefel has created a few ways to display it that are fitting to the most irksome cell phone abuse situations.

 

 My Phone IS OFF For You at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC: designed by Ingrid Zweifel, image via cryifiwantto.comMy Phone IS OFF For You at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC: designed by Ingrid Zweifel, image via cryifiwantto.com

 

The My Phone Is Off For You handkerchief has a wide impact as, if it is tucked into the breast pocket of your shirt or jacket, it will be seen by everyone who faces you... and if they don't face you, like the creep in back of you on the Starbuck's line, you can just turn around.  Point to it, if you must.  And gals, you can fashion yourself a dozen ways to use this hanky according to your style.  The handkerchief as place setting is also very cool.

 

My Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid ZweifelMy Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid Zweifel

 

My Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid ZweifelMy Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid Zweifel

 

My Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid ZweifelMy Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid Zweifel

 

Additionally, the handkerchief/napkin/placemat is technologically advanced, made in material that actually blocks phone signals.... Where there's a will, there's a way!

 

My Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin can stop cell phone transmission.: design by Ingrid ZweifelMy Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin can stop cell phone transmission.: design by Ingrid Zweifel

 

Silence the cell phone with the My Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid Zweifel; image viafunkyspacemondy.comSilence the cell phone with the My Phone IS OFF For You Handkerchief/Napkin: design by Ingrid Zweifel; image viafunkyspacemondy.com

 

The My Phone IS OFF For You button is a good substitute for the handkerchief.  I like the button because it is easy for workers like tellers, salespersons, and waiters could wear them or perch them on their desks, counters, or pin them to their order pads.

The stickers very plainly state absolutely no cell phones at the table. No, you may not eat and talk.  You may not interrupt conversation at the dinner table to text your friends.  Just try to communicate with your family, your friends; interact with what physically surrounds you.  The phone stickers are intended for the 'subtle' among us to place on the backs of our own cell phones which, when left face down on the table, say it all.

 

My Phone IS OFF For You Buttons and Stickers: design by Ingrid ZweifelMy Phone IS OFF For You Buttons and Stickers: design by Ingrid Zweifel

 

As far as I know Ms. Zweifel's My Phone IS OFF For You products are not widely available yet, so in the meantime I'll keep up my strident insults. "You #*&%)@ inconsiderate &$^*@)#; I don't want to hear about your (#&^)% kid's selection to the soccer team....