We’ve all been there before: we’re out with a friend having lunch or dinner and their phone goes off. They check their phone and you go back to your conversation and everything is fine. But we all have that friend where it seems their phone is way more interesting than anything you have to say.
This is scary to me. It’s scary to me because it’s almost as if we’ve forgotten how to communicate with people in person (and not to mention display some manners).
Why go out with a friend/friends just to be on your phone the entire time? Or why keep going out with a friend who is always on their phone just pretending to listen to you?
I hate when in out with a friend eating lunch or dinner and they’re constantly texting or web browsing while we’re (really more like I’m) talking. I usually stop what I’m saying after the third time they pick up the phone to text or look at something. I hate when they say to me, “oh, go ahead, I’m listening.” You know why I hate it? Because they’re not listening.
Have you ever tried to listen to someone while you’re texting or browsing on your phone? It’s near impossible to remember what that person said especially if you’re in an intense texting conversation or looking at something that interests you.
With all of that said, I think it is the most disrespectful thing you can do to a friend while you’re hanging out with them. To me, there’s no point to go out with a friend just to have them mentally be in another place. It’s just a waste of time.
What do you think? Are you the friend who texts and is on your phone the whole time you’re out with your friends or are you the friend who is always being interrupted by your friend who is always on their phone?