Mr. Riddle is blessed with a boundless supply of patience, having, as he said, "tried very hard to turn off judgement." I'm not sure I could have done the same.
Apparently neither could this priest:
In four Monterrey churches, Israeli-made cell phone jammers the size of paperbacks have been tucked unobtrusively among paintings of the Madonna and statues of the saints. . . .
The four Roman Catholic Churches in this northern city began using the devices, from Tel Aviv-based Netline Communications Technologies Ltd., after an insurance salesman imported them as a personal favor for a priest.
"There are still many people who don't understand that being at Mass is sharing a moment with God," said the Rev. Juan Jose Martinez, a spokesman for archdiocese. "Sadly, we had no other choice but to use these little gadgets."
Source: "Don't try using a cell phone here" CNN. Oct. 19, 2004.
Too bad cellphone blockers are illegal in the United States. I know one ought to appeal to basic human courtesy and respect for the sacred, but in such circumstances more forceful measures seem to me warranted. ;-)