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…
1. Not leaving a voice message when we return a phone call from someone we don’t know very well and don’t talk to very often. Sorry, this is just lame and should be beneath any person who is even mildly serious about his life and his interactions with other people.
2. Sending lame, weak text messages that suggest that the sender is really bored, while inviting the recipient to engage in a protracted, meaningless exchange or small talk, such as: “How is your day going?” or “What are you up to?” The only thing that’s more lame than sending these kinds of messages, is actually replying to them with anything other than “You are not serious, are you?”
3. Rushing to get the phone out of your coat/bag while it’s ringing when you are not expecting an urgent call, just to see who it is, while you are talking to someone in person. This is a clear sign of anxiety disorder that needs to be treated sooner than later.
If one of the three of the above habits apply to you, sorry – you are lame, or … at least your phone etiquette is.