I continue to be amazed by how invasive cellphones have become. Here are a couple examples of what I’m talking about.
The other week I was at a Christmas event. The had a local high school chorus come on and sing songs. What surprised me was that some of these teens were singing while holding their cellphones in their hands. One student even started talking on his cellphone as he was leaving the stage! Must have been the Joint Chiefs of Staff calling or something…
A couple of months ago, I was a restaurant and there were a couple of high school age kids in the booth next to me. They each had their smartphones and were rapidly typing, surfing, or whatever. Over the course of a meal, I realized that these two never said a single word to each other. Now, I’m not exaggerating for the sake of writing this post. They did not say a single word to each other the entire meal.
At the end, one of them said, “Are you ready?”, and then they left. Wow! What’s the point of having lunch “with” someone if you don’t actually talk to them??
I think technology has outpaced people’s ability to handle it.