I agree about kids and cells--scary--it's the biggest growing market sector (why we're seeing all the commercials about matching your cell to your hair, car, etc.) I think any parent that buys them and all the covers, etc are crazy!!! And they are horrid about talking at the top of their lungs in a public area.
I will tell you my funny cell phone experience: Boerne (pronounced Bernie) is a little german town North of San Antonio. During the summer, the town's oompa band plays on the village square. Everyone in town comes out, the Wurst Queen leads the kids throughout the square waving their German and American flags...the high school band sells homemade icecream and hotdags (although they wrap their dogs in tortillas, not a bun!) blankets and lawn chairs spread out all over -- it's such small town Americana it's great! Anyhow, my phone was on for whatever reason and I get this guy looking for a reservation. I had the availability and left the square to go find a quieter place to take the reservation and answer questions. Got the credit card, etc., and just as we were about to hang up, the guy asks, "Do you always listen to polka?!" The poor guy! I wanted so badly to have a polka CD playing when he arriveed for his romantic weekend...(but I don't own one!) The "hidden danger of background noise when you are talking on a phone! :p