Sunday, December 12, 2010

No Phone

We as humans have come so far in advancing technology. But our development of communication technology is now surpassing it's original intentions and inhibiting us from doing any actual communicating. I'm so sick of trying to hold a conversation with someone while they have a goddam phone planted in front of their face, answering a text, playing with an app, checking Facebook or Gmail, all the while absentmindedly mmhmm-ing, as if they are listening to what I'm saying. Not only is it rude, it hurts my feelings because it says to me that checking into Foursquare is more important than myself and my time. Yes technology is awesome. But you know what's better? Actual human interaction.
The next time you ask me how I've been and then immediately look at your phone to see who just posted on your wall, I'm walking away.
You can use your phone for what it was originally intended for and call me when you actually want to talk.


  1. emma, i love you.
    we can go on a phoneless date whenever you want.
    i think one of the saddest parts about this is how people don't even realize they are like this. it's also terrible how in the "most connected" day and age that we have ever been in, we are the least connected to one another. everyone is following people they dont care about and acquaintances they don't even really know and instead of being genuine and catching up, everyone just complains and is bored with one another. in short, i "like" this. <3jenna

  2. Aaaaaw! I'm so glad someone understands my frustration and anguish!! hahaha but seriously. I just got a new smart phone, and I now realize how easy it is to be sucked into it. During the first few days of classes, I felt awkward because I didn't know anybody, so I got my phone out and started checking BBC news and playing bubble buster. Then I realized I was never going to meet people if I continued to have my phone glued to my face. People use their phones as space fillers....for awkward conversations....excuses. NO MORE. So I'll take you up on that date whenever you are free. :)

  3. i was about to say i love you too. but someone said it first, so what the heck.