Friday , 24 October 2014
Current Events

Stop looking at your phone when I’m talking to you

As I was getting ready for work one afternoon, my sister was frantically looking everywhere for her cell phone.

After checking through the couch cushions, the tops of the kitchen and bathroom counters, and even outside, it was nowhere to be found.

I couldn’t help but grin evilly as she ran from one side of the house to the other looking for the one thing I couldn’t stand seeing in her hand.

You see, lately my sister’s iPhone and I have been at war over who gets the most attention from her, and let’s just say I’m losing as badly as the Texans this NFL season.

Basically, I could insult her and she would never know because she is texting, facebooking, snapchatting, texting, instagramming and texting.

She will never know that I called her a…well that’s not important.

What’s important is that I’ve finally come to the realization that cell phones have taken over our lives.

It’s sad how we’ve become so attached to our phones, yet we forget about that as we giggle our way through cat video after cat video on YouTube.

[A few hours of kitten fun later]

Okay, back to what I was saying, it’s sad.

It is so sad that Microsoft Word didn’t even give me red squiggly lines for incorrect spelling on the words, ‘iPhone’ or ‘YouTube’.

I’m not going to lie, if I didn’t have my phone, I would probably end up in a psychiatric ward.

Although, I feel that the trouble with phones are that they get in the way of having a face-to-face interaction with others.

It bothers me that people, like my sister, don’t give you their full attention when you’re trying to talk to them about something.

To me, it shows their lack of interest and concern towards something you care to talk about.

Rapidly repeating the same sentence over and over again is the trick I usually use to break the curse my sister’s iPhone has on her.

It especially bothers me when people are on their phones during a movie, not just at the movie theatre, but even watching a movie at home.

It makes me cringe as my friends, and even my parents, miss some of the greatest parts or lines in a movie all because of a notification on Facebook.

Over time, I think my sister will forgive me when she realizes I used her as a primary example for my rant on bad listeners with phones.

However, I don’t think she will forgive me when I tell everyone that she ended up finding her phone that day in a bag of chips that she put back in the pantry.

 

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