I was speaking with a friend the other day about people and their cell phones. Namely, how folks can be in mid-sentence with you, stop abruptly, check their cell for a new text message and then continue talking as if nothing happened. Or, worse, they’ll actually interrupt you to read a text, then send a reply text. Makes no difference if you’re at the mall, at dinner, in a meeting, in a classroom, with friends or with family members. Today’s priorities seem to be Text Messaging, first . . . everything else secondary.
Blog Harbor is Here to Help
I believe the time has come to illustrate the correct and incorrect ways of sneaking a peek at your cell phone for an incoming text message. My hope is that this may allow your wanton disregard of the person holding a meeting or an individual you’re actually speaking with to be more seamless. And please: Do not try these without proper supervision.
About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of the cleverly named Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. You can hear him weekdays from 9 to Noon. As a writer and humorist, his work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters and publications within the Sun-Times News Group.