Sunday, February 1, 2015

This week I would like to ask a question. Since when did your friends that are somewhere else become more important than the friends you are with? If you are not sure what I am asking or why, just go out to the coffee shop or the commons on a college campus and look around. Heck, you can go to almost any restaurant around and see what I am talking about. You will see a generation of people ignoring the friends they are with. They will all sit together and text other people or Facebook with far away friends. And it's not only young kids. Older adults are doing it too. I just don't get it.

I think Tammy Strobel may have answered this question on her blog last. She talks about always feeling like you are going to miss something or being afraid to ignore a text. I am not sure if that is all of it or not. As I said, I am not sure why people can't just put down the phone.

There are some people, like me, think it's rude and someone has come up with a solution for dinner with friends. It's called the "Phone Stacking" game. It was developed and it aims to bring an end to the anti-social practice of  sitting on the phone while out to dinner. Also known as "Don't Be A D*ck During Meals", the game, developed by Brian Perez, a dancer from San Francisco, has been given the thumbs up by many, striking a chord with Twitter users including Stephen Fry who called it "an excellent idea".Before sitting down, each guest rids themselves of their mobile and stacks it in a pile with the others. The first person to crack and reach for their phone has to pay the bill. "The basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another," the Herald Sun quoted him as writing on his blog. (From

Life is short, enjoy it with your friends and family that you are with at the moment.