To the Editor:
As one who owns but rarely uses a cellphone, I find the clamor about their public use remarkable (''Taking Cellphone Rudeness to New Heights,'' letters, Dec. 30).
Is it rude to conduct a conversation in public? Of course not. Why, then, is it rude to use a cellphone? It must not be, after all, as it is simply a one-sided conversation, which is only peculiar but therefore noticeable, where an ordinary conversation would not be.
It's just a new kind of behavior. Get over it, people!Harry Crowther
Carlisle, Mass., Dec. 30, 2004
Hear hear. Give me a glare for talking on the phone on the bus. Cheerist people, it's a goddamn public bus. If my conversation is interrupting your enjoyment of the engine noise, then you need help.