I’ve been thinking about this issue and how I feel about it recently.
Being in friendly company with someone who insists on constantly checking their phone and messaging people, mid conversation with someone in person. I make a point of putting my phone away if I am in polite company and perhaps expect a similar courtesy to be extended my way.
Maybe I am old-fashioned but if I am meeting with a friend, I would not dream of sitting on my phone in front of them, especially if it is just the two of us. Look, I understand that we are all busy in our own lives, caught up in our own dramas and circumstance and will not frown upon the need to send an urgent message or take a phone-call. I will take some offence though at persistent messaging and feeling like my time isn’t being respected.
Then I started thinking about how self-aware I actually am. (I am aware of the childish scrawl at the end of this post pretending to be a signature! See?)
I wouldn’t dream of pulling out my Kindle on a drinks catch-up no matter how desperate I was to read another chapter. Perhaps that’s where I’ve been going wrong?
How self-aware are you?