I can’t tell you how many times I have seen couples, families, or friends at dinner or at a concert or just spending time together and every single one of them is doing something on their phone. There is no one talking (except to share something from their phone) and there is no attention paid to each other.

Don’t get me wrong, I have been known to do this too but I am finding more and more that people are not talking to each other one on one. They are talking to each other via text… even if they are sitting right next to each other.

Next time you are out to dinner with someone make a pact. Have everyone turn off their phones and spend an evening talking and sharing with each other face to face. You’ll be glad you did!


3 comments on “Respect!

  1. Laura says:

    Amen. Its kind of incredible we even have to mention it. And I don’t think it will go away soon. I know it happens to all ages but I like to think that those of us who are a bit older at least feel guilty and know we shouldn’t be doing it, However, the people under 25 have never had a time they can remember when they weren’t connected to their phone like an umbilical cord. We have a 16 year old international student in our household right now (a great kid), but it doesn’t cross her mind until I declare, “no electronics at the table,” that reading on her phone during dinner isn’t appropriate. She just thinks she’s entertaining herself.

  2. Jerry says:

    You’re right about people always looking at or on their smart phone and many times it just isn’t appropriate. But conversely it has created a social media that has connected many people that may not have otherwise got to know each other.

  3. Ann Darling says:

    Amen sistah! Nothing else to say but Ah-men!

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