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Etiquette question … nude phone calls …

By I-filed 15 January 2010 39

[ED – not in any way Canberra specific but I found the mental image funny enough I couldn’t help but let it through. No surprises I wasn’t able to find a safe for work image to accompany the submission! ]

This morning I was wandering round the house in the nick and had to make a phone call to a business (nb not skype).

They wouldn’t have known, of course, but I felt impelled to put clothes on before I called.

If some man was calling me in the nude, I’d be creeped out, whether he mentioned it or not.

I’m curious – how many rioters would feel comfortable making a business call in the nuddy? Is it impolite? And would you consider it rude if someone you don’t know called you in the nude, whether you were told or not?

That said – I’m no prude. Happy to chat to friends or family members au naturel. On the phone of course, not on Skype!

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spinact 10:30 am 22 Jan 10

sloppery said :

There’s something intensely satisfying about laying a big cable while watching Master Chef.

There’s a mental image that’s going to be hard to shake………….

Spitfire3 said :

spinact said :

and how on earth would the fact that you’re naked come up in an everyday conversation?

“Yeah well I told em not to worry but then they said they’d have to get AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! I SPILLED MY COFFEE!”

LOL………….actually no, that’s not funny, there are parts of me where I’d never like to have hot coffee poured.

It would be interesting to hear the reaction of telemarketers if you told them you were naked. May have to try that.

Muttsybignuts 1:16 pm 20 Jan 10

I get home late at night from work and sleep in the nude so there is often a period of nudeness before I actually go to bed since I can’t be stuffed getting dressed for 20 minutes. Anything that requires doing is done nudestyle, including taking the rubbish out to the bin on the street if it is Bin night. I do have the common decency to wait until there are no cars passing by ( we live on a busy road) before I make the journey. Wifey thought it would be funny to lock me out one night until she realised that the sight of a fat, bald, tattooed man on her doorstep patiently waiting to be let in would do as much damage to her reputation as it would mine.
Would draw the line at eating on the toilet only because the smell of sh*t would make the food taste rank. Kind of like eating a fart I imagine.

Helen 12:14 pm 19 Jan 10

threepaws said :

Helen said :

My partner quite often answers his phone when he’s on the toilet – I think it’s disgusting! I think it’s the thought of what they’re doing in there while talking to you – you may not be able to smell anything but you can certainly picture it and it’s just not pretty.

But I have no problems with nude phonecalls, business or otherwise.

Imagine the other things people could be doing while they are on the phone to you: picking their nose, clipping their toenails, watching skin flicks with the volume down, drinking cheap wine – eeewww! 🙂

But seriously, why is ok for me to wander in and around my home in a swimsuit (it’s summer, I have a pool) but not in my undies and bra? I dare say my standard daily underwear hides a lot more of me than my bikini…

Maybe it’s just me, but I could totally handle talking to someone on the phone doing any of those activities – so long as there wasn’t any heavy breathing if they were watching skin flicks! The toilet thing just totally grosses me out. I wouldn’t want to talk to somebody while they were having sex either – just ignore the phone, if it’s that important they’ll call back!

And I reckon it’s okay to wander around the house in your underwear – as you say, underwear often hides more than swimsuits. I do, but my house is fairly well hidden from the street & neighbours. Don’t think I would be so keen if people could see in – they don’t need to deal with that!

Spitfire3 2:34 pm 18 Jan 10

spinact said :

and how on earth would the fact that you’re naked come up in an everyday conversation?

“Yeah well I told em not to worry but then they said they’d have to get AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! I SPILLED MY COFFEE!”

sloppery 2:23 pm 18 Jan 10

I have my master bedroom set up so when I am sitting on the can I can see through the open ensuite door to where the telly is.

There’s something intensely satisfying about laying a big cable while watching Master Chef.

Oh, and I sometimes talk on the phone without clothes on, but don’t generally sit on the can whilst doing so.

spinact 1:14 pm 18 Jan 10

Have no problems with nudie phone calls. No one will know unless you tell them and how on earth would the fact that you’re naked come up in an everyday conversation?

“Look, before you say anything else, I feel I have to tell you that I’m talking on the phone naked.”

Clown Killer 10:57 am 18 Jan 10

I once did a job interview over the phone – in the nude and drinking a Coopers. I got the job too …

PBO 9:30 am 18 Jan 10

Ceej1973 said :

My partner and I once had sex (I think its only been once) whilst having a convo on the phone. Two of the three (the two in discusion and the third also in bed)involved thought it was fine, so the majority had the say in etiquette. I hope I worded this right!

Somehow i think that the third person was unaware that they were involved in a threesome.

Hells_Bells74 9:13 am 18 Jan 10

Ceej1973 said :

My partner and I once had sex (I think its only been once)”

Sorry to chop your quote CeeJ, but I had read it at that very point and couldn’t help but chuckle.

Had a friend who insisted on putting her bf/hubby onto me if he ever came up for air if you know what I mean and he was never shy telling me what he was up to lol 😉

Can’t say I ever did much except laugh a lot and wish I was on a beach sipping cocktails far away from the phone..

PBO 8:48 am 18 Jan 10

cleo said :

PBO
Well I suppose your mate thought he was the king sitting on the throne!

When you sat on it you kind of felt like you were Dr Evil when he asked for one million dollars from the UN.

Ceej1973 7:30 am 18 Jan 10

My partner and I once had sex (I think its only been once) whilst having a convo on the phone. Two of the three (the two in discusion and the third also in bed)involved thought it was fine, so the majority had the say in etiquette. I hope I worded this right!

cleo 12:35 am 18 Jan 10

PBO Well I suppose your mate thought he was the king sitting on the throne!

Gungahlin Al 10:02 pm 17 Jan 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I am also in favour of nude posting on RiotAct

Eeww now that’s just sick.

Icepoet 7:40 pm 17 Jan 10

Seriously people – some of you need to get more fibre in your diet! Who needs to spend that long on the toilet?

PBO 10:53 am 17 Jan 10

takahe said :

Okay, am I the only prude who finds not only eating (wtf) but reading (I am so not touching those mags in the rack) or using any kind of electronic device rather on the nose, so to speak? ~shudder~

ROFLOL, I think that this is going to get weirder and weirder. I had a mate who saved time by putting a bookshelf above the toilet roll and a flatscreen on the back door. Now i know that is going too far.

takahe 8:44 pm 16 Jan 10

Okay, am I the only prude who finds not only eating (wtf) but reading (I am so not touching those mags in the rack) or using any kind of electronic device rather on the nose, so to speak? ~shudder~

Holden Caulfield 1:13 pm 16 Jan 10

Brings a whole new meaning to push button phones I guess.

As for taking calls while on the bog, it’s certainly not something I would do, but I do have experience with the subject. My previous job was in a small office building of three levels with shared toilet facilities on the middle level. Sometimes you’d go in for number 2s and everything would seem normal until the mobile phone of the bloke a cubicle or two down started ringing.

The guy would answer it and carry on his business, pardon the pun, as if he were sitting in his office. No shame at all. Used to freak me out at first, but then I just laughed and tried to imagine what the person on the other end of the phone would think if they knew. I found flushing the dunny mid-call probably helped give them an idea, haha.

Mimiboo 10:07 am 16 Jan 10

IMO:

Calling in the nude = ok
Eating while on the toilet = just plain grose (and I don’t care how much time you save either!!)

Pandy 8:13 am 16 Jan 10

I am in the nude as I am posting this.

I am also sitting on the crapper.

I might be some time………

(plonk)

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