Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#ISawItOnFacebook


It amazes me how people act like manners do not matter when it comes to cell phones.  Much too often, they will look at them, tap them, type into them and swipe them off and on, or even continually, while you try to converse with them. 

There are other places and ways simple courtesy seems to have broken down.  Like a couple of weeks ago at the tire shop.  I had some work done.  Headed down the road afterward.  Realized something wasn't working right and went back to complain/inquire.  The young man actually rolled his eyes and looked off to the left when he realized what the subject was!  I called him down on it.  I said, "Excuse me, but I'm trying to tell you something and you need to look at me when I am speaking to you." 

Well, it did get looked at and someone did answer my questions, but it's just an example of the kind of lapse in geniality (and in this case customer service) that Maxine's cartoon brings to mind.

25 comments:

  1. Seriously, some people are awful with their cell phones. I think it's a maturity thing. Although, for others, they just never grew up ;)

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  2. I once was talking to a customer at the flea market where I set up on Sundays. While we were talking, her cell phone rang. She answered it immediately, but only to say "I'll have to call you back; I'm talking with someone." Cemented our friendship right away!

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  3. Cell phones are the worst! Although I think communication manners have broken down, especially with Millennials.

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    1. Perhaps that is part of it. Too many are never given instruction in what is proper. Thank Heavens Hannah gets it.

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  4. I really don't like cell phones much for more reasons then one.

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    1. The cell phone wouldn't bother me if they could leave it alone when already in a conversation.

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  5. Oh I forgot to say your background quilt is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you! I wanted something that made me think of cooler weather and Fall.

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  6. I tend to not let my cell phone "own" me, rather I own it. I'll ignore it (and my family knows I will) and only take it for emergencies, leaving it in the car when I'm at the store or running errands.

    betty

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    1. That's the way I see a cell phone, as a tool to use when needed. Or even a toy when there is nothing else going on.

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  7. I like her cartoons she's a real hoot!

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    1. Yes, Maxine always calls 'em as she sees 'em.

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  8. Got to love Maxine!

    I agree it seems that manners are a thing of the past. That is very sad, too. I was raised that you don't interrupt when an older person is speaking, at least not without saying "Excuse me" first. There is one group of people that I have had contact with that have incredibly polite and respectful children. The parents, however, are another story. Kind of makes me wonder how the children learned their manners, but I'm glad they did.

    Have a blessed day. :)

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    1. Maybe so. I've never met their grandparents to make that comparison. :)

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  9. It drives me crazy how rude people are when it comes to cellphone etiquette--or lack thereof. It's one of the reasons I still don't have one.

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    1. World traveler and author has no cell phone? Wow! I'm impressed.

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  10. Wondering what will distract the next generation. It just keeps getting worse.

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    1. It does feel like we are going away from personal, warm, face to face communication. Yet, all in all, I know some awesome millennials!

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  11. I hate the whole cellphone thing. I have to tell the granddaughter to put it down and turn it over while we are talking. I so worry about this younger generation!!

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    1. I do think the constant information wears on the senses, the mind and the spirit.

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    2. Sadly, rudeness seems to be in vogue today.

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