Posted by Ronnie, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm
I'm sure this is one of those situations where there's more to the story than what's in the article. I would say that its "not cool" to discipline a grown adult in front of other people. Its very demeaning, and who knows - maybe she was texting about something that was urgent. In my opinion the proper course of action would ideally be to let it go, then talk to the person after class, out of ear shot of the other students.
I'm sure that's happened to all of us before - when some overzealous person calls you out, and its really an abuse of power. Of course, you should be respectful of the rules and guidelines, but things do come up.
Posted by anonymous, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm
The issue was discussed on the Ronn Owens show...Ronn, who is a moderate, felt the person should not be using a cell during a yoga class.
I think the employee was being disrespectful of the yoga teacher, fellow classmates, and the whole idea of a yoga class. It's like talking on your cell during music or other performing arts - it's really obnoxious and outrageous. Excuse yourself and go outside if you must use your cell. Turn it off when instructed to turn it off, also (planes, etc.)
Posted by Aquamarine, a resident of Stanford, on Jul 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Tempest in a teapot. If the incident occurred as reported, the employee needs to grow a pair & suck it down - then take an etiquette course. If you need to violate the etiquette of a class, then don't complain when the person in charge gives you the stink eye. In fact, be a grown up & approach the person in charge after the class, apologize & tell them it won't happen again. If you can't promise that, then make sure phone is on silent & leave class before texting. Or take another class. Or use the pair you've grown & turn the phone OFF.
What's the deal with so many people thinking that they're divas who can behave that way? Being given the stink eye doesn't hurt, for pity's sake. Too much reality television.