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[–] Thinspiration 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Their phones dictate their lives and other alerts dictate their lives. This is why my phone is on silent unless it's a call from a family member. I choose what I do with my life, not the alerts coming in from my phone.

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[–] SocratesOP 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Meh even my family knows they should call three times. I have my phone on silent except for emergency calls. I'll check my texts whenever I find a break in my day, as well as catch up on missed calls.

Kind of annoying when someone knows this though and they call 3 times while I'm in the middle of something and they just need to chat or catch up etc

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[–] Thinspiration 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I never told them of this functionality.

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[–] youser 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My wife stays buried in her phone while we're talking sometimes. Drives me fucking insane. If i get annoyed i ask her to put it up and i pick mine up too. She's better than some I see though. It's sad going out to eat at a nice place and seeing all the couple's at other tables staring at their phones. Instead of interacting with each other. I make sure we leave ours in the car on date night.

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[–] Wiseowl623 [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It is sad to look around and see everyone looking at their phones. Especially if you are going out to spend time together and everyone at the table rather be texting someone else or Facebooking or playing a game. It makes me feel I shouldn't have bothered going out. I really dislike technology most the time.

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[–] revofire 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Don't dislike technology. Dislike how it is used. Punish the behavior not the tool.

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[–] wild_injun 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

More often than not I stop the conversatiin and walk away.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My wife has a smart phone and I have nothing (by choice). We have both kidded about people glued to their phones, but by and by, she has started doing the same things. She even gets snappy with me if I become impatient and point it out to her. It seems like the habit has unknowingly grown on her.

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[–] FriedFood100 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Is that a cue to just stop talking?

Yes

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[–] varialus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I usually bust it out to look up something that I want to mention but I don't remember well enough to explain without having the source right in front of me. I hate that it makes me look like I'm not paying attention, and I try to limit how much I use mine. I try to do it casually, and luckily others also often casually glance at their phones.

I've seen a particular dynamic on occasion in which there are eight or so people present and they're all paying attention to the conversation, but only 3 or so are actively engaged at any given moment, while the rest are looking at their phones, but the active participants switches back and forth and as it does, the people who become active put down their phone while they're part of the active participants.

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[–] Porphyrogennetos 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I usually stop talking. Then I walk away, or turn away from them to something else. I'll ignore them if they speak to me.

I'm sick of this bullshit.

Sometimes these people will notice that, but not usually.

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[–] School_Lunch 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah I just double down and make sure they continue to engage if its one on one. Otherwise I just talk to whoever isn't. Its acceptable to use it to find out about something real quick that is relevant to the convo, or on occasion when you have run out of things to say. But it does get annoying when someone at the dinner table is sitting there playing words with friends the entire time.

It's the driving and using the phone that gets me. Every damn intersection I see at least two or three drivers looking down.

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