Here’s my opinion: It is extremely rude when people text other people while sitting with you at dinner, or at a bar, or having a cup of tea. It is no different than whipping out your phone and chatting away while your friend sits across from you. It’s rude. Period. It makes the person sitting there feel stupid and unloved and unappreciated and they think :I must be pretty boring if my friend needs to take all these phone calls and text someone else constantly. I almost walked out on 2 friends last night, both of them texting while we were chatting over a glass of wine. I have decided that the next time this happens, I will leave.
I understand the need for cell phones. I carry mine with me at all times. But when I am with a friend and my phone rings, I look, and unless it is my kids, I don’t answer it. This need to be in touch with every single person in our lives at every moment aka, Facebook and Twitter is starting to get out of hand. I myself am guilty of wasting many hours staring at Facebook, looking at others pictures, seeing where they have been and where they are going. In a painfully short amount of time, Facebook has become a part of my daily routine. I can’t for the life of me figure out why I need to know what Joe Classmate from my High School is doing with his dog today. I don’t even think I liked Joe Classmate! So when I rail against Texting, it’s not that I am anti-progress or anti-technology, it’s just that I am pro face-to-face and pro slowing things down a little. So what I am asking is this: Please put your phones away people — life is in front of you and you are missing it.
On a completely different note, I just noticed that my blog “Kicked by an Angel” has been added to the sidebar of The Pan Mass Challenge Blog — http://panmasschallenge.wordpress.com/ . That is very exciting, so I will be throwing in updates regarding my training, which has barely begun due to the weather, and my fund raising efforts. Right now I have raised about $2600 — putting me in close reach of my goal of $3400. Thank you so much to all of you for donating to this great cause.