Ladies and Gentlemen, meet "Gabbie," the Omnipresent Orator of Sunset Strip. Every day at lunchtime, Gabbie sets up shop at the quaint sidewalk cafe near my office, where she specializes in gabbing up a storm on her cell phone in a voice so loud, so nasal and so irritating you would think she took elocution lessons from Fran Drescher. Yesterday, for example, she seemed intent on calling everyone in her wide circle of friends for advice regarding what to get her boyfriend for his birthday. I took advantage of a break in the conversation to offer some advice. "I couldn't help overhearing that you're looking for a special gift," I said. "Might I suggest a pair of Noise-Canceling Headphones ...?"