Telephone is no doubt one of the important devices of communicating messages in a relatively short period, messages can be sent through letters and telegrams as well, but a telephone message is the fastest to receive. Over the telephone one even hears the voice of the person who sends us the message and this makes the message more personal.
It is so useful that even those who live at a great distance from us can communicate with us. The telephone often brings a cure for loneliness and comforts anyone who can talk to the person he is missing. One can settle various problems within seconds over the phone. Quick decisions can be taken and one can function faster after speaking over the phone.
There are telephones at home, but they are also installed elsewhere for the convenience of the public. Railway stations, shops, post offices all have telephones where one can put in a coin and make a call. These public phones are a boon, but private phones can become a nuisance at times. The telephone can ring at any time of the day. It can ring when we are in the bathroom, or when we are fast asleep or when we are very comfortable in our chair reading a book.
At such moments one curses the phone because it disturbs peace and even encroaches upon privacy and solitude. The phone has a way of ringing at an odd time and this can cause a great deal of frustration and anger. We tend to be very artificial when we attend a call at a time when we are in no mood to talk to anyone. The constant ringing of the phone irritates us.
A private phone sometimes becomes a public phone and this is another way by which it becomes a nuisance. The appeals of our neighbours to allow them to use our phone make it a public property. One cannot say "no" to one's neighbours and often he or she finds neighbours talking and talking endlessly. In short public phones are not such a nuisance, but private phones often tend to become a nuisance.