Friday, May 29, 2009

Maybe I am an old woman in a youngish body...

...but at 30 I am already a curmudgeon. I don't like some emerging social norms, and they make me have that old worry of "what is the new generation coming to?"

If you own a cell and use text messaging, please keep in mind that while you think a big benefit to texting is that you can quietly and discreetly message others while in a meeting and so forth, you are not as discreet as you think. Though some may accept it, it can be highly distracting for some. And yes, no matter how much you participate in the discussion at hand, it sends a clear message that the people you are with do not deserve your full and undivided attention.



Edited to add that interestingly, right after I published this post, I saw this: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/health/26teen.html

2 comments:

Sara said...

Sorry - I'm guilty. With Noel so far away, we text each other during the day to keep in touch, and I will check my texts while I'm in a meeting. I don't usually send a text back right that minute though, so hopefully that is less distracting to others. :)

Blog of a Mama said...

Yes, that is so annoying!! Right up there is when you're talking on the phone with someone, actively talking, and they start talking to someone else in their room with them. I shouldn't have to ask you, "Are you talking to me?" if we're on the phone. Hang up if necessary, but please don't give someone else your attention!! Soooo annoying!!