Erik101 saidI do! When my bf and I go to dinner, neither of us pick up our phones until we leave the restaurant. This has become our rule and it has worked very well!
I do something similar in that if my phone happens to be on and rings at a table, in a restaurant, even in a supermarket, I'll excuse myself where appropriate and even leave the building or find a discreet place to take the call. I don't disrupt diners at my table or around me with a phone call, nor do I talk on a phone at the checkout register which often delays the line so I think it incredibly rude to others.
It was interesting to me to be at a restaurant years ago with my brother, his phone rang, and without us previously discussing it, he did precisely the same thing, excused himself and took the call at a location away from others. Mom raised us right.
MCB_ saidI like your style..but you knew that!
Yes I did and you would. You and a few other younger guys here are seriously fucking amazing and you'll hardly ever directly see anything like that come from my typing. Pardon the character break but your knowing my knowing without my saying made me smile.
I almost wrote about your comment on your parents in a thread I was enjoying but then local life pulled me away before I could comment and by the time I got back to it that thread had already been buried. But I could tell from how you handle yourself that you were lucky in the parent department and I think it great how you appreciate it.
I enjoyed similar, especially with the best mom ever, though the best thing she made for dinner was reservations, frequently. I swear that woman had a dried flower arrangement in the oven. And my father did have unresolved issues so inadvertently passed down some of that, but would never purposely hurt me, he's a loving guy, just very damaged by his upbringing. Plus I had a supportive and loving step-dad. So I consider myself lucky in that department as well. It's something not everyone gets.
You've got some really good thinking there, very on target, and a great big heart: this shy and deceiving world will show its real self to you.
"Open slightly your heart to me, and I will reveal the world to you."~~the Zohar
theantijock said ... My family and friends get that they might not get to me right away. I am not at their beckon call. My phone is often in the trunk of the car and likely turned off when in my pocket ...dont think this would go over well for the average joe.
Certainly when I start working again I'll likely need my phone on more and I'd be more attentive to it as circumstances require. Just as when I learn of a friend having a hard time, I make myself more accessible and I check up on them.
For some it took a while to get them to understand and I had a perfect example recently when my stupid phone pocket dialed the person I was with. See I said, that's why I keep the stupid thing off. But my favorite story for anyone who thinks I'm being rude by not always having my phone on is when I stopped on my way home to pee like a race horse when my phone pocket dialed the woman I'd been out with. Suddenly I heard my name calling out from my pocket, down where I was peeing, "________, is that YOUUUUUUU??????" That's when I started throwing the damned thing in the car trunk.
Technology: convenient yet humiliating.
Some friends still have trouble with me because I'm not on facebook, some of those seem to take it personally, and some of that has been detrimental to our friendship. That's regrettable but I don't let the world change me, I'm not a victim of fashion, I want to hear their voice, so a few times a year we catch up and talk nonstop for an hour. It is what it is.
camfer said...reintroduce technology into your life slowly.
We weren't talking about your vibrator.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.