Wednesday, November 16, 2011
These days people talk on cell phones pretty much everywhere. We may not like listening to someone's personal conversation while seated on an airplane getting ready for takeoff, but it happens all the time and we live with it.
What I can't live with is when I hear phone conversations while at a park or a hiking trail. It's hard to relax or appreciate my surroundings when someone is having a one- sided conversation. Barring an emergency, is anything really that pressing? If I'm near someone talking on the phone when I'm trying to enjoy the outdoors, I get away as fast as I can. What are we teaching our children when we can't put the phone down for anything?
In today's wired world, should I just accept that people want to stay connected no matter where they are? Do you set limits for yourself?