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7/3/19 11:44 A

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My daughter knows I preferer a voice, BUT where I live if there is a storm, even an afternoon T storm, no calls, text only.

As for parents and children, I have heard many a coach say that they wish they could make parents check their phones before bringing their children to a game, meet or practice. The child will make a goal, beat a record or do something else they and everyone around them is happy about, they look at their parent, realize their parent has no idea what is going on because it didn't show on their phone and get down.

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7/3/19 11:27 A

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It is so sad when people are more interested in their phones than their children or the people they are with.

Texting seems to be the only way people talk to each other nowadays. Sometimes you would like to hear a voice, to know that someone thinks about you. I have a friend that I used to be able to talk to on the phone. Now he only texts, never talks on the phone. I'm almost at the point I think I should go back to unlimited talk but limited texts. Lately I hardly even get texts unless I initiate them. The people don't pick up the phone if you call them, though.



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7/3/19 10:50 A

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Hmmm. I might be guilty sometimes of looking at it when with company, but those I'm in company with do it more, lol.
I keep my phone with me and I have to use texting to communicate with people, because a 'quick' phone call would be more like, "Wait, what did you say? I didn't catch that? Can you say that again? I …..have no idea what you're saying- just text it."

I am highly irritated with parents who make 'eye-contact' with their cell phone more often than with their child.
I watched, almost crying one day, as a father and a little boy sat at a two-person table to enjoy a snack at a gas-station café and the dad was on his phone the ENTIRE time. The little boy looked soooooo bored.
One day this little guy will get separated from his dad and when the police locate the dad they will ask the boy, "Is this your daddy?" And the kid will look at the man's face and not recognize him. He'll say, "Lower your head". Yep! that's my dad's forehead! Didn't recognize his face-it's always in his phone."





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7/2/19 2:45 A

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I don't use my cell phone a lot. We still have a home phone so use it a lot more than the cell. I especially find those out to eat and talking on their phones rude.




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7/1/19 7:16 P

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That's a good one. Nobody's ever tried to sell me anything like that, but that would be fun to answer them that way. I mostly get some vacation deal, where I supposedly signed up for it, or somebody trying to sell me a mortgage.



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7/1/19 7:07 P

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Mom loves to play crazy old lady. Like the one that was trying to sell something for her computer and asked her if she had windows. Oh yes 1 in the kitchen 2 in the dinning room and 3 in the Livingroom.

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I am usually courteous about phone use. I have done something not to courteous at the library before, but I answered the call because I thought the librarian was going to be a while when she wasn't. I wouldn't have answered if I had known that.

I don't like to be with someone that is constantly checking their phone and texting back when someone texts them. Unfortunately, my closest friend is one who does that. I just think it is uncalled for. If you are expecting something, like in an emergency, that is one thing, but just checking every time the phone rings or a text comes through I don't think is right.

I'm with Dave, though, and don't like all those calls trying to sell me something. Usually I just hang up on them or tell them I'm not interested and hang up.



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I am usually courteous. I find it very rude to try to visit with someone while they constantly look at their phone. I also think it is pathetic when I see a parent shopping with a child and instead of sharing with the child and talking to them they are on their phone. Missing an opportunity to bond.



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7/1/19 1:40 P

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As a cashier I have heard more then a few conversations I don't think should have been public, no I don't care what you did in bed with your sweetie last night. even had a a lawyer talking to a client. I turn my phone off in many places, tell people I won't talk about it in public. And most people that know mw know I'm good at calling people back, I don't keep my phone on me.

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That's pretty funny... both odd funny and humorous funny. Right before I read this I was rather discourteous to a fellow who called my cell phone and wanted to save me money on my electric bill. I almost never answer my cell phone, because nobody who I know who really wants to talk to me calls that number and if they do, they leave a message. So this guy got treated to a rare outburst. On occasion, one of them has to pay for my restraint in not answering all the others, so it builds up. I don't know why I don't do it more often. It always puts a smile on my face. Usually, I just end up cursing at a robot, but today a young human received a free lesson in high-level swearing. I'll bet he learned several new words... and all at no cost to him. Suffice it to say I don't honor Cell Phone Courtesy Month.

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PS - I guess the courtesy request is directed more to the lovely folks who enjoy using their speakerphone option in crowded public places? That kind of courtesy I do observe.

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7/1/19 1:02 P

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July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month. Do you think that cell phones have become a problem in our society? Are you ever guilty of inconsiderate use of your cell phone?




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