Pet Peeve...Cell Phone Irritation
1. ( tr ) to irritate; vex; annoy
2. something that irritates; vexation: it was a pet peeve of his
I had a phone upgrade this week.
I have to tell you that I LOVE MY NEW PHONE!!! How tempting it is to just sit transfixed in front of this little electronic wonder. I have never had a smart phone.
I think it is smarter than I am.
Here is the deal though. As I was having supper with my youngest child last night at Cheddar's I noticed how many people were on their phones and not talking to the people they were with. As I was pondering this, I noticed that my child was busy texting some cute girl as we were dining. No wonder I really could not get him into an interesting conversation. I guess when one person starts this insane new rudeness, then it domino's into the person they are eating with getting their phone out for company because they are lonely.
(Warning...these are very random, nonsensical words being written.)
We then had a very small, if you will...come to Jesus meeting right then and there. This was the gist of it: (I talk to myself here too...I have been rude also.)
Cell phones take us out of the moment. They isolate us from the people we are with. We miss out on good conversations when we have our minds focused on texting or face booking someone else. What is this insane need to know what everyone else is doing ALL of the time? Be with the people you are with!!! Make a rule for yourself that any text can wait or face book can WAIT while you enjoy a meal or conversation. News flash...we used to do it all the time!! What? My son can't imagine what it was like to talk just to the people you are with and not have another conversation going on his phone at the same time. Good grief. But, as we talked about it...he understood and came to the conclusion that life would be much more calm and peaceful and people would be more interesting if they were there in the moment in their minds and not thinking about some other conversation.
Don't you love the times that you are traveling and out of cell phone reception? Whew...we all breathe a sigh of relief...in a way. Sometimes I leave my phone home on purpose because...well, just because I WANT TO.
Anyway, just some thoughts. Nothing to write home about but I am still pondering this. I am going to try to never again be rude by giving my cell phone more attention than the people I am with.
Hang on...I am getting a text...just kidding.