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Cell Phones...

Well, I saw it first hand last night.

Went out for dinner with friends.

Their 3 teen aged kids were with.

They were on their phones texting for 15 minutes non stop.

The dad had enough and took one phone to see who was so important to ignore the rest of the table.

Turns out that the kids were texting each other.

Dad collected the phones, told them they had been warned before and said they could get the phones back...

after the weekend.

I loved it.

Sadly this it the way of the future in many circles.

The lost are of the verbal communication!



Comment balloon 9 commentsWilliam Feela • July 14 2018 10:58AM


We see couples without kids in a restaurant never saying a word to each other but on their phones through the entire meal. It's idiotic. As for kids not communicating at a table whether in a restaurant or at home... it's up to the parents to set the rules and enforces them. Good for this Dad!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

Good morning again William. This is sad and you ae right. Too bad. If this is progress you can have it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Good morning William Feela,

It is such a shame these kids felt they had to text each other rather than join in the conversation. We often take our older grandchildren  to lunch and they have their phones but don't use them..we always have a fun, engaging conversation with them and everyone talks. I'm going to miss 2 of them who will be leaving soon.....Hailey is off to NY City for her job in August and Trey will be back at Texas A&M.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 2 years ago

We are trying our best to teach our children to actually socialize with people and part of that plan involves no electronics at the table.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Many adults have these same habits.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Hey, I can fully relate.  I have sat in a silent room with grandkids who came many miles to see me, but were texting their friends back home that they see every day.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Kids would rather text than talk. I don't get it. I remember spending hours on the phone with my girlfriends. This is a new age.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 2 years ago

At least the father took action, I have seen  the opposite with no supervision. As long as the children are being quiet some parents don't care William...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 2 years ago

The only good thing about this is when they are texting they are not yelling and disrupting everyone else!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago