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Do people interrupt their conversation with you to use their mobile?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    This seems to have become the norm. And I find it extremely anti social. How can one have a proper conversation with someone who keeps answering and sending texts, or looking up what time a film is on, or what time the train goes to Crewe? Fair enough if it's an emergency but they don't happen very often. The whole tenor of social interaction is being radically altered by this addiction to mobiles.
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Not with me. They don't. Or they get the full eye-rolling, snorting and tutting. The whole range. Not a pretty sight. And then I ostracise them.
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  3. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

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  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Nope. I refuse to meet anyone unless they have signed and returned the 'naked and no accessories' agreement.
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  5. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Surely even in the good old days when every social interaction was marked by a rich and interesting conversational exchange, there tended to be a lull in proceedings when the doorbell went or the phone rang?
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    But the doorbell and the phone didn't ring every second and people weren't forever looking up bits of info when they were in company.
  7. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    They couldn't. So people tended to talk a great deal more unverifiable poop.
  8. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    One of my clients kept his phone on and started texting back when he received a text, right in the middle of a counselling session. I let that one go..... but not the next time!
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I'm talking about info that is not in any way pertinent to the conversation.
  10. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Hold it right there, lascarina, I just need to Google a recipe for Potatoes Dauphinoises

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