We are all a little "at fault" for this behavior, aren't we?? It's the need for mobility and immediate response, a very selfish attribute acquired due to the fast changing world of technology... Sadder still is watching a family of four sharing their holiday time during a meal where in the past a lively, animated conversation would be occurring but instead all four were on their phones ^^. A real eye opener we observed in a restaurant in Epcot..
8:29am • #51
I had to drive my wife to an appointment today since she’s not crazy about driving in bad weather. The appointment was running late so I decided to have coffee in a shop about a block away.
Not Starbucks, but an upscale coffee shop. You know, one of the ones that look down their nose at you if you just order regular coffee. I ordered regular coffee by the way.
There were about eight couples sitting at tables in the place. While I was there I couldn’t help but observe each of them. Every single one of them had some sort of device in their hand. Smart phones for the most part, but there were a few iPads and laptops sprinkled into the mix.
Nobody was talking...but they were all communicating...with their devices. Nobody seemed upset that their partner was more interested in whatever they were doing on their smart phone, rather than talking to them. Actually, I think I saw some relief that they didn’t have to handle their end of a conversation.
I don’t know what to make of it...just an observation. Seems like something out of a movie about the future. While I was there, a guy delivered newspapers to purchase. I suspect he’ll be picking most of them up again tomorrow...unsold.
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