My husband carries his phone with him wherever he goes, no longer do we pick up the land line phone, to be honest I am not even sure when it was last used, as we both seem to text rather than phone. With great pay as you go sim card rates or contract offers, we have free minutes to use up on our mobiles.
Do Mobiles Make Us Ignorant?
His phone is a rather posh one, a touch screen design, while mine is dated back to the 1960s I think, more of a brick.
He uses his phone for everything possible, there seems to be an ap for everything these days, even the kids have their own ap folder.
He does annoy me when we are sat chatting, out for a family day or even watching a film, to find his fingers rapidly moving across the screen as he types out text after text. Could he not just phone the friend he is texting and get the conversation out the way and then put it down?
It does annoy me and all manners seem to be lost due to mobile phones.
If we had guests and the house phone rang, he would check the ID caller display and if not important would leave it and ring back later, but if it was his mobile, chances are he would answer it, are mobiles more personal to us?
“According to Yahoo News – In the 12 weeks up to 22 January 2012, smartphones made up 71.4% of all mobile phone sales in the UK. A recent survey of 2,000 smartphone owners by mobile phone website Recombu.com showed that more than 68% would answer their phone during a dinner date, with 14% freely admitting they’d answer even if they knew the call wasn’t important.”
Are mobiles a benefit to relationships, making it easier to keep in touch on the go? I have to admit I am not a fan of texts and could never write out essays, my replies are rather 2 to 3 words at the most, I would much rather have a conversation.
We have also argued at times when text messages have been misinterpreted or predictive text has confused me.
I have even checked his mobile in the past, wondering who it is that he is forever texting, do males actually talk that much? It has always been his male friends but when in the same room, they struggle with small talk, yet can text all day long.
What do you think? Do Mobiles Make Us Ignorant?
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