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Old 07-24-2014, 02:10 PM  
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Cell phone and Technology Etiquette

I'm not sure if things have changed significantly in the past year or so or if I'm just becoming more aware of it lately. It seems that with more technology at our finger tips it is getting much more difficult to maintain an in person conversation.

I can understand business meetings where others have important issues to stay on top of, but if someone schedules a meeting with me, I feel obligated to give them my attention during that scheduled time and usually expect the same within reason. It's pretty tough to believe someone is being attentive if they're checking facebook or snap chat.

Lately in person conversations are tougher to have, let alone dinner. We've all seen it, 4-6 people at a restaurant table with 4-6 faces glued to phone screens instead of talking.

I read of a new "game" that I think is a great idea, at least for personal/friend meetings.

Cell Phone Roulette.

Smartphone Roulette The rules are simple:

1. When you sit down, place your phones on the table, face down. You may stack them if you'd like to be extra extreme, though this is not required.

2. Nobody is allowed to touch their phoneŚnot even if it rings, vibrates, or chimes.

3. If you check your phone before the meal is over, you pay the entire check. No exceptions. Even if you just lift that phone ever so slightly to see who texted you. Your treat.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:23 PM   #61
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A customer came in yesterday that i hadn't seen in years. It was hard to talk to him because he had nothing but one word responses while he was glued to his phone.

He use to be really personable. It's weird. Twilight zone weird.

You thinking alien in a meat suit or what?
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:50 PM   #62
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The blue-tooth ear piece crowd is very annoying.

Walking around....talking loud....looking like morons talking to themselves.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:47 PM   #63
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:37 PM   #64
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:27 AM   #65
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I found this article interesting. People are giving a restaurant poor reviews due to the time it takes to get in and out.....They analysed footage from a similar date 10 years prior.

http://www.quickmeme.com/p/3vy90w



Which reminds me...................stop taking pictures of food you order.
My family goes out for dinner frequently. We've never seen anything remotely close to what that story is claiming.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:41 AM   #66
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The blue-tooth ear piece crowd is very annoying.

Walking around....talking loud....looking like morons talking to themselves.
Agreed. Not only do they look like complete dorks, it's annoying as hell to others around you when your having a conversation on there.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:57 AM   #67
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It really varies from person to person on what they can or can't do while talking on a cell phone. There seems to be a lot of people out there that can't talk on a phone and do something else at the same time. If there is some slap dick doing 15 miles per hour in a 35 nine times out of ten they have a cell phone pasted to their ear.

Some people suffer the same brain numbing when in a shopping center. It happens all the time, I'm at the store and some zombie will be sitting there in the middle of the aisle blocking everyone else rambling on their phone, completely oblivious to the people around them.

Eating establishments are another place that people seem to go brain dead. I can understand if it's Burger King or some other dive like that, but if I'm eating at a high end restaurant trying to have a conversation, the last thing I want to hear is some douche bag running their mouth about how aunt Marge is having issues with her husband again, how little Johnny took 5th in the soccer match, or how the dogs mange is kicking in again.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #68
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:06 AM   #69
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I could see bwana blasting a phone outta someone's hand Wild West style
Heh, I would never take it that far, but I have had some interesting conversations with other drivers suggesting where they can hang their phone.
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