Helping or Hindering People communicate?

Canada
January 19, 2009 5:55pm CST
Is it just me or does it bother anybody else that you can be with a group of friends or family and somebody's cell phone rings. They pull it out and expect the 5 or so people they are with to stop talking to each other, so they can hear and talk to that one person. So a group of people communicating with each other have to sit and be quiet, so two people can communicate. Doesn't make sense to me.
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@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
20 Jan 09
LMAO!! Well I have to say that is one inconsiderate friend that does that to the group as a whole.. I have to say that when I'm with my friends and my cell rings I'll look to see who it is if it's family or my other half then I'll answer because it could pertain to my kids but if it's another friend depending on the situation I would either let it go to voice mail or answer it and walk away from the group so that they may continue the conversation without me interupting them. But all in all I think it depends on how polite the person is who has the phone if it helps or hinders the communication.
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@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
*LOL* Me neither! I'm a strong advocate for communications technology but it does seem that it's making a lot of people lazier, and are forgetting the art of conversation. Even the nuances like what to do when you're already in a conversation and are interrupted by a phone call. Perhaps people need a round of charm school before they buy a cell phone?
• Canada
20 Jan 09
Now that is a novel idea!