Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Can any of you Relate??

Phones.........What would we do without them?

Just like most everyone else, I use my phone REAL often, but I always try to show respect to others around me, when using my phone!

Here's the deal.......{time for a small rant}   

It drives me nuts when friends are engaged in a conversation with me and every other word is.......ummmm...... because, they are lost somewhere in the middle of Candy Crush or they are cheating on our conversation with some text talk.

Can any of you relate?

{Before I get in trouble, I need to clarify that I'm not talking about any of my kiddo's here.}

I just want to say REALLY????????

How difficult can it be to focus on the conversation at hand, without looking at the phone ever 5 seconds or so?

A shelf.....a shelf is exactly what I need!  I can place this new shelf by the back door and when visitors come by.....their phones can be stored on the shelf, until they are ready to leave!!

am I being too mean here?  

Seriously....are we, am I.....that boring?

Whew....I feel much better now!!


Michelle said...

I'm with you on this. The phone situation (games too) has gotten totally out of hand. People are not paying attention to life around them.

Terra said...

I agree with you about cell phones; five of my friends had lunch together yesterday and this question came up. We all agree, it is rude to chat on your cell phone, while also with someone in person, unless it is an urgent call.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain, my kids are like that!I don't have a cell phone, I am a dinosaur!

Ginny said...

The shelf is NOT a bad idea! I totally agree, these new tech things do have their drawbacks, like car crashes, inattention, interruption, and tech daze!

Ginny said...

P.S. Love the black eyed susans!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

My pet peeve about the cell phone issue is people who talk on them in restaurants, grocery stores, drives me crazy. Especially when they speak very loud. It;s like being sucked in to their personal lives whether you want to be or not.

Betsy Adams said...

I totally agree... We adults have lost the art of conversation... I do think it's rude when having a conversation with someone -and they have to stop and either talk on the phone, or text or something... RUDE.....

Great idea about the shelf.
P.S. I do think that kids spend WAY too much time on the phones also...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I too,use my phone a lot and always have it with me,but there is a time and a place when it is best left put away.

Melinda said...

A lot of people have lost the art
of having a face to face conversation which I find sad. What I find sadder
is when you are out to dinner and there is a family of say four at the table and every hesd is stuck in a
phone. Such great family time there.
Let us know if you put up the shelf.

M :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Today my daughter went to a funeral and was appalled at the number of cell phones ringing. That is so totally rude and disrespectful that I can't believe it!!! The pastor doing the service had to ask people who had them to turn them off. Sometimes I think common sense and common courtesy has just gone out the window! I think the shelf is a great idea! I also think people should be required to turn them off when they go into restaurants, movies and places where you don't want to hear them yakking away on the things. Okay, I'll quit ranting now. :)
Enjoy your Friday and weekend!!

Gail Dixon said...

You are definitely NOT boring! Face to face communication is becoming a distant memory. Have you heard of the latest dining out trend? Diners put their phones in the middle of the table and the first one to pick up their phone has to pay for everyone's meal. I like your idea of the shelf too!

Barb said...

Hi Shug!

You are so right!! Nothing makes me more angry than someone that has the phone in one hand and a tablet or a cell phone in the other hand, carrying on two conversations! I also don't like to hear someone talking on their cell phone in a store! I really don't like hearing a personal conversation that is none of anyone's business! Yew, I feel better now too!!

I teach youth in my church, and before class starts, I have them put their phones under their chairs. Others I know have a basket that they have to put their phones in when they come to class. A basket by my front door sounds like a wonderful idea . . . no more interruptions!


Weekend-Windup said...

I agree with you. When peoples start to play in their cell phones they don't care about peoples who is talking to them. They just ignore them and concentrate in playing!

Mary Callan said...

I can relate - try dealing with it whne it's your husband!!!!

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