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Things I Should Not Be Subjected To: Everyone and their smart phones

My wife’s company had its holiday party tonight.  Don’t ask me why they have it 15 days into the new year.  I don’t know.  But it makes no sense to me either.

So we went to the party, which was at a country club.  I was uncomfortable right off the bat because I had to dress nice for the damn party.  Then we got there, and the place is crawling with pretentious snobs.  I can honestly say that until tonight I’ve never seen anyone dress up in expensive clothing, drink wine, and watch football.  Football should be watched in casual attire while drinking real alcohol (beer or liquor) while eating junk food and BBQ.  Or pizza and wings.  But that’s not what I’m here to bitch about.

I don’t really know the people she works with so I spent most of the time watching the Patriots/Broncos game while my wife mingled with her friends.   The party ended at 10 and her and her girlfriends wanted to keep hanging out, so we decided to go to an English Pub.

So we went to the pub and we’re all drinking and socializing and such, when I notice something:  every damn one of her friends (7 of them) had their damn smart phones out updating shit on Facebook.  Why?

Is this what society is coming to?  Is nothing valid or genuine unless it’s posted on that intrusive site?  What was so important that they all had to get on Facebook at the same time?  Why not put the phones down and actually talk to the people in front of you instead of the people of Facebook who probably won’t see whatever the hell you’re updating until tomorrow?  I’m all for using Facebook to stay in touch with people but when those people are in the same room as you I don’t really see the point.  It’s also extremely rude to just whip out your phone and do whatever it is you’re doing on it when someone is talking to you.

One of my friends had actually came to the Pub for a bit and she and I both agreed that it was somewhat sad and it annoyed both of us equally.  It was like a group of zombies that were just frozen, captivated by what was on their screens.  I just don’t get it and, quite frankly, don’t want to.  Ugh, this is so stupid I don’t even know how to end my post.  So…it’s over.

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4 thoughts on “Things I Should Not Be Subjected To: Everyone and their smart phones

  1. I have the same opinion about Facebook as you. I joined it when it was initially limited to college students. It was great for keeping track of high school friends and for finding out more about people I met on campus.

    Now that everyone is on Facebook it seems like the purpose of the site has turned into telling everyone what you’re doing at the moment. Except I couldn’t care less what other people are doing. Announcing major events like engagements are fine and Facebook is good for it but I really don’t care what some random acquaintance did last night.

    I’m still on Facebook for its original purpose — it’s a means to keep track of people I don’t talk to or see much, and to find out more about people I’ve just met. I spend much less time on Facebook than most people who are on it, and I certainly don’t get on it while out with people (rudeness aside, how can you possibly enjoy what you’re “doing” if you spend the whole time updating Facebook?).

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    Posted by Null | January 15, 2012, 4:12 pm
    • Exactly. I like seeing pictures of friends and family that are too far away for me to see very often. I like being able to communicate with those people as well. But I don’t need to know who had what for dinner, or that you just checked in at the mall, or what you just listened to on Spotify. I. Don’t. Care. I also don’t want to be invited to any of those idiotic games. Ugh, I’m on a tangent again…

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      Posted by twindaddy | January 15, 2012, 9:17 pm
  2. I recently traded in my smart phone for an original dumb phone. I’ve never been happier.

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    Posted by lorrelee1970 | January 19, 2012, 1:23 pm

We don't tolerate scum.

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