Do y’all think that we spend too much time on those cell phones of ours? Sometimes it seems like folks talk on them all the dadgum time.
This fella was riding in a parade here in Denton (I showed you pictures of the North Texas State Fair Parade back in August), and he couldn’t stop yakking on his cell phone long enough to enjoy the event! How often do you get to ride a horse in a parade? Wasn’t that special enough to put the phone down for a minute? After I snapped his picture, that cowboy had the decency to look a little sheepish, so to speak, and snap his phone shut.
I tell you whut (as we say here in Texas). I think we use our cell phones far too much. Have you ever been at a party when someone’s cell phone rings, they answer it … and then instead of excusing themselves they sit right smack dab in the middle of the group and have a conversation? The least they could do is step in the other room, but I never understand how come they can’t just say, “I’m at a party, let me call you back.” And, did they even have to answer in the first place? Everybody has voice mail … I thought.
As for talking on the phone while driving … don’t get me started. If you want to see me exhibit road rage all in the world you have to do is start talking on your cell phone, stop paying attention to the road, and then drive right on my butt. That will get me going.
I don’t think there is anything that one needs to say that is worth risking folks lives in traffic. A car is a lethal weapon if you aren’t paying attention. I see no reason at all to talk on the phone and drive.
As aggravated as I get when I see drivers swerving all over the road because they are talking on their cell phones — I see red when folks text and drive at the same time. That’s just insane!
There’s a whole conversation going on about texting while driving over at the Family Connections Forum on BlogHer. That Family Connections Forum is dedicated to exploring how our families interact with technology … and I bet you have something to say about it. Go join the discussion, if you are a member of BlogHer. And, if you aren’t a member — join that, too!
But, that doesn’t mean you can’t tell me something right here. What do you think should be the rules, or etiquette, of using a cell phone? Do you have pet peeves about them? Do you use a cell phone when you drive? I promise I won’t flame you if you admit it … but please tell me that you you wouldn’t yak on your cell phone while you were riding in a parade!