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Respect...There's an App for That

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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One of my friends shared this on Facebook, and I related the following story: In the *old* days when we still had those ugly black phones on our office desks, I was talking to my new supervisor one day when his phone started ringing. I stopped mid-sentence and stood there uncomfortable as he let it ring. Finally I asked, "Do you need to get that?" His reply: "No one on the phone is more important than the person right in front of me." Lesson learned.
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    I know a lot of people that sit and text while out with friends. I also see a lot of people in bars and restaurants testing and paying attention more to their phones than to the people they are with. Why go out with friends when you can stay home and text at home?
    2186 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I often wonder how we ever got along without being tied to a phone 24/7. I totally agree that cell phones have taken over our lives. They are indeed separating us more and more. People in the same room text each other rather than talk?! What the heck?! And people don't seem to mind where or when they use them; I personally don't want to hear you have a personal conversation. . . . Sorry, you can tell, you touched a nerve . . .
    emoticon blog - we all need a person like this in our lives. The world would be a much different place.
    2186 days ago
    I'm fascinated by people who walk or sit side by side, and are both talking on their phones to someone else. I don't like phones much to begin with, but just don't see why you would do that. I agree with your boss. Attend to the person or people you are with. If the phone message is all that important, they will call back.
    2188 days ago
    Love it!!! Thank you!
    2188 days ago
    Great poster, smart boss.
    2188 days ago
    I agree with the boss. I refuse to use a cell phone (or other misc. carry it with you junk)--it's more important to experience life as it happens.

    You know---stop and smell the roses!

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    2188 days ago
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