Next time you take a lunch break, consider leaving your phone back in the office. Fuck “urgent” work e-mails, texting, news, Facebook, etc… Take a total break from it all and and truly reclaim your lunch break. Just be with yourself for that half hour or an hour. Let your head go into the direction it would otherwise go without being drawn to inane updates and news. Let your eyes look at what they want to look around. At first, you might experience SAS anxiety – like something is missing, but once you overcome it, it will be very liberating. And if your lunch friends ask you why you don’t have your phone on you, tell them proudly: “Why should I?”
Is there anything more obnoxious to see on your way to work than someone video chatting in public all the way down the street?
She is playing Pokemon Go during lunch time. Apparently, she wasn’t staring at her phone enough before, so we needed a game to take away the last few precious, screen-free moments left in her life.
Reading this article about the fact that one third of Americans would rather give up sex than their cellphones for one week, I was not surprised at all. Almost every day I see how the men, who would normally be drooling over a hot girl who walks by them, do not even notice her with their peripheral vision because they are so focused on texting. Who needs vasectomy when you have i-messaging, Viber and Skype?
But then again, if it’s giving up sex for just one weak we are talking about, it should be fairly easy to choose a cellphone over sex, especially for women in SF. After all, so many women are too overwhelmed with their start-up jobs, too exhausted, too jaded and often too depressed to even want to have sex, let alone put any effort into meeting and spending time with those guys who can potentially bless them in the bedroom.
What pleases me is that by today this video has gotten over 36 million views. They say recognizing the problem is the first step to solving it. Perhaps we are already making those baby steps since so many of us have been passing this video along to our friends. We know how true it is, and we want to do something about it, but can we…
“I am busy” my ass. If you can stand in this line to get the new i-phone, which is the same shit as the last one, on a late Thursday morning, your life is not that busy and stressful. Talk about herd mentality…