I noticed that more and more often young people are holding their smartphone in front of their face when they are making a regular phone call (or VOIP or FaceTime Audio or whatever they do nowadays). This looks incredibly weird to me. I guess I kind of know the answer to why they do this. They are probably no longer accustomed to old analog phones with a handset on a cable that you hold onto your ear and speak into. But why do they hold it in front of their face? Don't they know that smartphones have proximity sensors that disable touch when you hold them to the ear? Are they afraid of smudging the screen? It looks incredibly unstable, like they could drop their phone any moment. And hearing must be worse too. So weird.