Well, he was apparently oblivious to the people behind him, but I'd rather he text there than while driving. There are some of us who actually won't text while driving but still need to give an update as to whereabouts when out.
I busted a cop doing that once, on a freeway. Passing him on the left, saw his "thumb action", mouthed the words, "Are you kidding me?", shook my head, he gave a stern look and slowly lowered his left hand. He got behind me, probably running my plate number, got off the expressway before I did.Well, he was apparently oblivious to the people behind him, but I'd rather he text there than while driving. There are some of us who actually won't text while driving but still need to give an update as to whereabouts when out.
You'd be sleeping. Maybe he/she is getting instructions from another surgeon.If I ever require surgery and the surgeon is texting while performing it. I think I would definitely have to consider that inappropriate
My boss told me something very similar to this a few months ago. The gas station across from our work is the only gas station for a good 8-10 miles, so it is very busy, especially in the morning. My boss was in line to get gas and he said the person in front of him was in no rush, took their time, and then after filling up, spent a few more minutes in their car texting on their phone. I'm convinced that people like this create a lot of the traffic, lines, waste of time that we experience in this life.
A friend of mine is a retired Police Chief of a mid-sized city. Prior to that position, he made Captain here. He told me about banning personal calls, etc. while on patrol. I'm pretty sure that Police Departments do not issue "company" cell phones. Why would they need one? Police officers usually are not alone in a patrol car. If it's necessary to communicate with headquarters or or other officers, the partner of the driver could do that. I have no proof, but I would assume that most PDs have a policy against distracted driving by their officers. It's just common sense that such activity is potentially hazardous to the officers and to the Public they serve. However, I grant you that Police are allowed to violate some traffic laws in the course of their duty, if it is necessary. I also see them doing that when it is not.Cops are allowed to use their phones while driving. We had a local police officer rear end another car because she was texting - and was known for it. We all knew it was going to happen, and it did. Nothing happened as far as I know.
Yes, but, but… How will friends and strangers on the internet know you are watching a movie if you don't tell them… in fact, if you are not sharing this valuable information, how could you yourself even be sure you are watching a film?THE MOVIES!!!!!
Well as examples go, that is not exactly the most egregious… rather that than when they're busy driving.
Oh I 100% agree.Family meals, or during meals with friends.
Agreed.In the bathroom. If you are using the facilities it can wait.
A couple of days ago I was at dinner with my wife at a Babe's Chicken (oh my, fried chicken. Oh my!).I've seen the smartphone epidemic first hand many times. Bothers me the most when younger family members just fiddle around on their phone during dinner. Or when you try and talk to them and they check their phone and get caught up in a ton of useless crap, not even saying "wait a second"
Really sad that families can't even sit down to enjoy a meal anymore. I really fear for the next generation.A couple of days ago I was at dinner with my wife at a Babe's Chicken (oh my, fried chicken. Oh my!).
Since both my wife and I are researching phone addiction, we took note of how many people were on their phone. People watching is fun.
Totally un-scientific, but it was an interesting experience.
- Table on my right was a family of four. Little girl (about 6) had an iPhone with the volume turned to the max in front of her for the entirety of her dinner; she was playing a videogame. Older brother (10-ish) had an iPhone on before the food arrived, and right after it arrived. Mom kept texting, father checked his phone twice that I could see (he basically ate alone despite being with his family)
- Table on my left was a birthday table. 6 coed kids about 12yo and a few parents. Parents kept texting, especially a woman. Lots of pictures taken (obviously). The six kids were on their phone off and on. One of them had the volume on, we couldn't hear the others. I'd say that the kids spent about 50% of their time with their peers and 50% of their time on their phone. Major distraction for them was... me playing "soccer" on the table using sugar packets; it seems that they enjoyed the impromptu game my wife and I created which suddenly ended when I unintentionally hit with insane precision the purse of the lady sitting behind my wife. Kids on the left laughed, kids on the right didn't notice anything; the woman will find some mysterious package of sugar.
- According to my wife, the African-American couple behind me texted for the entire duration of the dinner. She said that they exchanged just a few words when the food arrived. They arrived after us, they left before us.
- Behind my wife there was a pretty large group (I counted 12 people + 1 baby). I'd say that they were 50/50 between the people that kept checking their phones and those that didn't. Interestingly, those that checked their phone the most had their phone on the table.
- We notice a disturbing trend of kids on their phone when with their families. Virtually all tables that had a single family had at least one kid on the phone while the food was on the table.