You know what I don’t understand? People who have a GIANT issue with other people looking at their cell phones. I’m not talking about texting while driving, or people bumping into one another because they’re pretending to be wonderful on Facebook, or whatever. That, I get. No, I just mean folks looking at their phones while standing in line, or waiting on their burger at Wendy’s, etc.
My parents, for instance, become enraged if I pick up my phone. OK, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you get my point. We can be at their house, deep into hour two of Family Feud, nobody saying a word. And if my hand even inches toward my phone… it starts. “You just can’t leave it alone, can you? You’re like a drug addict!” And it goes on for five solid minutes: while you’re under my roof, you will NOT take your eyes off Steve Harvey and his amusing exasperation.
I just don’t understand. I get annoyed about many things, God knows it’s true, but that ain’t one of them. How is it any different than the spiffy gents above? I have a feeling nobody was up their asses for reading newspapers in public, right? What is it about cell phones that drive people so crazy? My folks are certainly not alone. I hear the complaints all the time, from all age groups. It’s not just the seasoned citizens, not by a long shot. Whatever. I’m for people using their phones more.
Some other things I believe they should be focusing their passions on: people who back into parking spaces, people who walk around fast food restaurants chewing, people who congratulate one another on Facebook even though they live in the same house, people who say ‘it is what it is,’ people who saunter outside of accepted sauntering zones like parks or walking trails, people who repeatedly clank their silverware while eating, people who say ‘Well, we could use the rain,’ people who ask what comes on a Big Mac, people who say ‘I’m so OCD!,’ people who drive at radically different speeds than I do, people who use cologne, people who say ‘I can’t even,’ and people who take a drink and go “Ahhh!’
You know, like a rational person?
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