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Discussion in 'Make Me Laugh' started by Lon Tanner, Jun 10, 2019.
My 11 year old grandson spent the day with me last week. All I saw most of the day was the top of his head due to him living on his phone.
It's REALLY sad when I see moms with toddlers in the grocery store and all they do is talk on their phone. No interaction with the child just sitting there in the basket. I enjoyed those times with my kids.
My wife does that to me. When I say something to her, as likely as not I'll get snapped at because I interrupted some nonsense that was on the radio (which they will be repeating ad nauseam throughout the day), but when her phone rings or someone texts her, that gets her immediate attention 95% of the time.
This is my Biggest Bug bear!! You'll find me pontificating all over the forums about this very thing!! I see the parents walking down the road, pushing a pram, toddler walking beside, and the mother (and it's usually the mother) talking on the phone, and the children ignored.
Also in restaurants, children plonked in a chair and an ipad set up in front of them ..no interaction with the children...at all!!!
recently it broke my heart to watch a mother and toddler son.. feeding the ducks at the marina next to our boat!! She missed a big opportunity to talk about the ducks and the moorhens and swans, and perhaps even the boats with her child... instead choosing to have a completely Banal conversation on her phone...
I'm very worried for the future that children won't know how to hold conversations as adults with other adults, without the help of an electronic device...
Whenever I'm at a public place and see all those "neutralheads" walking around in a cell-phone coma, I'm always thankful I'm not one of them!
I'm not coordinated enough to focus on what I'm doing while being on the phone. I won't even answer my phone while in a store.
Now that I have the Apple Watch, my phone just states in my purse, and actually, I could leave it home if I wanted, because I can use the watch as a phone all on its own.
Even when I was using the phone, I didn’t use it in the store, or when I was driving, and only answered if it looked like it was important call, even then.
Mainly, the person who called me is, my Sweetie, looking to see where I am at in Walmart.