Today at work my phone call was answered on the other end by someone on a speakerphone. Not once, but twice. Maybe it’s just me, but I find that to be in very poor taste. For one, I consider my phone conversations personal – they’re not for the entire world to hear. Also, it’s difficult to hear when the other person is several feet away from the phone, and the sound keeps cutting in and out. Not to mention that it’s simply rude – you’re basically telling the other person that their call isn’t important enough for you to go through the laborious task of actually paying attention to what they’re saying, rather than continuing whatever you’re doing that’s so much more important. The speakerphone is for conference calls, not so that lazy people don’t have to bother with picking up the receiver.