Monday, April 26, 2010

The Waiting Room

I discovered something interesting this morning. I was sitting in a doctor's office waiting room, and out of boredom I began to play with my cell phone. First I checked my mail, then sent a couple of text messages and then logged into Facebook. A wave of self-consciousness hit me as I realized that I probably looked like a teeny-bopper glued to my cell. I quickly looked up to see if any judgmental eyes were on me, and what did I find???

Every single person in the room was playing with their phone! I kid you not! We all bypassed the magazine rack and tapped into our comfort zones to pass the time. Times are-a-changin'!

13 comments:

  1. I try to be cautious of doing that these days. I want to try living in the moment more.

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  2. i hear this. i know how that goes.
    i too try to be more aware... but it's amazing how much we depend on technology, or use it in times of boredom.

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  3. Hilarious. The other night I was at a happy hour and things got silent... I looked up and we were standing in a circle, 5 people all texting at once lol

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  4. haha, it's a sad epidemic.... and I'm guilty!!!

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  5. i must say i havent fallen trap into the whole techy phone thing. i still flip the magazines. even though some are 6 months old.
    haha
    xoxo
    mina
    www.faboulista.com

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  6. Hi, Thanks for following my blog!

    Life is so different with mobile phones. I don't know how I survived with out one. I didn't have one until I had finished University. Imagine High School with mobiles - no more scribbled down paper notes.

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  7. Phones are monopolising peoples time (mine too). At some point of every evening out, all my friends will be glued to their phones...and that's not even a boring situation. It's just such a limitless device now. I love my phone, but it drives me crazy. xo

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  8. I'm that way with my Iphone, I can read the New York Times, catch up on Twitter, or go on Facebook while I'm waiting.

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  9. I do the same, only because I feel like every sick person has probably touched those magazines. At least my phone is {semi} germ-free! :)

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  10. LOL Jen, that is too funny! I am probably the only person that does not have one of those fancy cell phones *gasp*! I just have one for emergencies only, no fluff, just a dial pad!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my laptop though :)

    LuLu♥

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  11. totally - very common to multi-task this way now :D

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  12. Times really are changing, aren't they? I have had the same phone for about 3 years now and it's very basic and boring, so it doesn't provide much entertainment.

    Thanks for stopping by blog! I'm looking forward to browsing around yours. :)

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