And that's how you take care of people using smartphones at the table
0. phoneArena 23 Nov 2012, 09:28 posted on
Using a smartphone on the table isn't polite, especially when you've gathered around on a holiday such as Thanksgiving. It's just wrong on multiple levels: you're being disrespectful to the one who spent the entire day cooking all the food, all the while distracting yourself with non-sense instead of enjoying the time you're spending with your loved ones. However, how far would one go just to make sure that smartphones don't spoil their immaculate Thanksgiving dinner?...
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1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Haha, very funny.
Sent from my dinner table.
8. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
This comic is now my favorite one of all time!!! You go decorative mom!!!!!!
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I honestly don't understand all this "I'm-connected-all-the-time-24-7-365" Bulls**t.
I'm 26 y\o. I use Facebook. I got a GS3. But I'm not constantly texting\posting\sharing\commenting etc etc. I don't use Instagram. I don't use twitter. I mainly use Facebook because it's a good place to store and view photos and wish happy birthday to people I don't care too much about. And yeah - I consider myself a normal person.
You seriously wanna tell me that the majority of teens\young people at my age are always tweeting\texting\instagramming\commenting\googling 24\7?!
If so - the world really IS a sad sad sad place.
6. jroc74 (Posts: 5834; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Its becoming a sad sad place. A few get together lunches my job went on, many ppl had their heads down in their phones. Is it that hard to try to make small talk? I find myself trying not to look at my phone constantly, just because I dont like to see so many ppl looking at their phones...lol. Even when a few of us get together for lunch or happy hour.....at least one of us is in our phones longer than I like.
We are becoming too dependent on, distracted by technology.
11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
and having 5 inch HD screens really dont help much now does it? lol
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Nothing like a No cellphone at the table rule to shut down inappropriate/rude behavior.
15. FireDragon (Posts: 108; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
When I am not at home, I try to keep my hands away from mobile unless it is extremely important. But sad thing is outside world, people at public places, people at parties and get together, people in public transport, they seems not to get their hands off checking something on their mobiles even if someone is there to talk to them or if they are there to talk.
I also found myself feel like talking to myself when the person I am trying to talk to keep on busy texting.
5. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
Well in my family we would constantly harass the person on thier phone until they put it away. EXAMPLE- Yesterday my mom took out her phone to recieve a call what did we do when she started talking? We started yelling things everywere and 30 secounds later..... BOOM she got off. (Yes I do have a loud family)
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2027; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Ah... the duality of Man - the antisocial social animal. The more "connected" we become, the more isolated we are.
9. ibap (Posts: 742; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Maybe it should really be check-your-phone-at-the-door-or-don't-come-in. I like that!
10. Beholder88 (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I'm in customer service, and I have personally seen lines with 10k messages PLUS during any given month. That's about 334 messages per day in a 30 day month, 14 messages over a 24 hour period. If a kid sleeps for 8 hours at night, and are awake for roughly 16 hours, that's 21 messages an hour, or about 1 text every 3 minutes or so. And that is just texting. Mix in facebook, twitter, instagram and all that other junk and they spend more time on their phone than we do at a full time job. I'm 28 and can't imagine spending that much time glued to my phone, especially with a 4 year old and another baby on the way. Unreal.
13. Stuntman (Posts: 834; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I think I hear muffled cries of "Use me! Use me!" coming from that safe.