Noticed how a lot of people somehow lost whatever little manners they have left? They don't think it's strange or rude to just sit there with their faces buried in their smartphones even in supposedly social situations. They don't even have qualms about suddenly stopping talking even mid-sentence to stare at the phone.
A while ago I was at a restaurant with a group of friends. It didn't take long before one of the girls whipped out the phone and was completely absorbed by it. I guess it was Facebook as usual. One by one at the table followed suit. I was getting mildly annoyed and looked around in the restaurant, which was slightly more than half-full. I swear, every single person in the room was actually sitting there staring at a smartphone. I guess that somewhere along the line it became more important to let the world know you are at a restaurant than actually being there.
Anyways, I find this behavior rude and annoying.
Food for discussion:
- Have you noticed this too? Does it annoy you?
- How can this be happening? Is it because the communists are trying to poison our bodily fluids or something?
- Are you doing it yourself? Why?
- Is there anything that can be done? Maybe I should just give up, pretend no one taught me manners, and just start doing it myself too?