We’ve all likely encountered people who talk on their cell phones in public, or (gasp) done it ourselves at some point.  Admittedly, sometimes it’s almost unavoidable at a place like an airport where you might be trying to coordinate the other details of your travel.  But other times, it’s probably avoidable.

One prankster had a funny lesson for reminding cell-phone talkers that others around them can hear their conversations. “Don’t you hate when people talk loudly on their phones in public? Why not have some fun with it and “crash” their calls!” he posted on his YouTube channel alongside the following video.

From the LA Times:

Greg Benson, actor and funnyman, has a new prank video climbing the YouTube charts. “Cell Phone Crashing at the Airport” has Benson and his hidden camera (operated by wife Kim Evey) crowding people at an airport as they talk on their phones.

Benson, on his MediocreFilms, has crashed cellphone conversations before — at a park, a soccer game, on the streets of San Francisco. He responds to others’ conversations into his own phone. It takes a moment for people to register the pleasant-looking man invading their space.

The reactions from the unsuspecting cell-phone talkers are amusing – most don’t seem to know what to make of the fact the man sitting next to them just happens to be answering all their questions and responding to everything on their end of the conversation.

Personally, I didn’t really find these particular cell phone talkers to be all that loud.  If it were a restaurant, now that might be a different story. But I guess this serves as a reminder nonetheless – you might want to find a less public corner of your location if you’re going to have a conversation on your cell phone in a public place like an airport.

(Featured image credit: MediocreFilms YouTube video)