I probably should stay away from everyone these days. Mike and the boys came over and visited with me this morning and then we went to lunch at Jasper's. Joe and his 2 girls met us there. In all fairness, the guys were trying to arrange trips for the next 2 days to go snowboarding in the Sierra, but once Joe got there, he and Mike were looking down at their phones the entire time. The kids sat at an adjacent table so it was just the 3 adults, but I felt like I might as well not been there.
In all fairness, they were contacting Steve & Jeannie to include them in the snowboarding fun. I think they will all meet at Joe's later, along with Jeannie & her family plus probably Steve, and I think I will just stay home. It seems that no matter where you go or who you are with, people are hypnotized by those damn devices and can't take their eyes off them. I've about had it with most of humanity! It's not just my family - everywhere you look people are together but not really with each other - something more important is taking place on their phones!
I find myself wishing something would blow up the entire cell phone system world wide and people could go back to relating to each other. I'm only wishing for the destruction of cell phones, not anything else, mind you.
Everyone else took the kids to an indoor miniature golf & other games venue, where I'm sure the adults will still have their phones to their faces while trying to also communicate with each other. They mentioned something about getting together later for the evening, but I'm staying home. Multi-tasking just doesn't do it for me.
End of gripe session. I'm glad to get it off my chest because it is something that has been bothering me for a few years now, and I find it getting worse, not better.
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