We've all been there, haven't we?
You are at a party or a get-together.
Maybe you know the people well, maybe you don't.
But you look around the circle (or line. It could be a line. Some families sit in lines, you know. I've seen them.)
And 3/4's of the people are conversing with those in the circle while holding their phone in their hand.
Yes, they are conversing.
But they are also reading the news, texting, updating twitter.
Mostly though? They are just holding their phones because their phones seem to be an extention of their hands. They just can't seem to leave those sneaky little devices in their pockets.
Now even though I am slightly addicted to social media, I don't text. Never have. People are always texting however. In church. In line. In school. During parties.
And I don't have a smart phone either.
Maybe If I did, I would let it become an extention of my hand too. Just because it is cool to have so much at your fingertips. Or maybe I wouldn't.
But despite how convenient it is to have someone be able to give you the exact date that Johnny Appleseed set our across the country at a second's notice, it is also somewhat annoying.
Annoying to look around a circle and see most people only paying 1/2 attention to what is actually going on around them.
Annoying to be sharing time with a device.
Annoying to not have your own?
What do you think?