Hello?.. Earth to ground control!.. Can you read me? .. Is anyone there?
Answer please. Hello?
My friend here in Sparks, Patriciaann46, pointed out out in her blog that she had gone to a restaurant with friends. At the table next to them the entire group was sitting there texting while no one spoke!
I too have witnessed this . Went to breakfast one Sunday morning with my husband, and an older couple across from us sat the entire time texting. I did not hear any audible words exchanged between the two. Is this a New-age where we take vows of silence?
Many call technology "progress" but can we learn from past ways?
In this picture, these children are social, making eye contact and "talking" to each other.
Forgive me as I never try to be 'grim", however, this really happened.
A Horrible day it was. First thing in the morning we got the 'news.' .
As Mother's often do, she was telling her daughter to 'hurry up or she would be late to school! Suddenly, she heard a loud sound and busted through the door-only to find her 16 year old daughter had taken her life! ..
The nurses quarters, where I worked, turn to silence.
This was Jane and her husband's only child .
How could such a thing happen? ... "We had no idea anything was troubling her." ... The Mother later conveyed they used to be a close knit family who often talked at the dinner table but she saw a change once technology introduced a "sophisticated" phone, communication waned and her daughter was frequently talking on the phone or texting friends.
I know of one family where the house rule is to wait to speak until a commercial comes on. Never interrupt a good show or the news !
Call us a pair of creaky-old-dinosaurs, but in our home we are going back to: "I'll wash, you dry," when finished with dinner . This is a great opportunity to communicate about how each person's day went and life in general. Up close and personal! We love speaking in words, smiling and yes, even laughing! We do not text each other when in sight. But again, we just could be 'old fashioned.' Some evenings the TV stays off or is on for limited periods of time .
Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to hear your thoughts!
ADDENDUM: In consideration to several posts, I will clarify by adding: This does not include exceptions, such as hearing impaired, an autistic child wearing headphones etc. This addresses tech abuse.
(And I can't tell you how many times accidents have occurred with someone 'walking-'n texting at the same time! I am still horrified at the number of people who drive and text! My husband and I see it all the time!)