There Used To Be Manners
February 4, 2017 6:13am CST
Years ago we were always taught not to bother anyone before at least 9am. That meant phone calling them or going over to anyone's house, unless it had been prearranged. How times have changed. This morning, around 6:30 am I was in the kitchen pouring my coffee and my husband's cell phone started going off. And it went off several times, until finally I picked it up and looked at it. His siblings had a group chat thru text yesterday. Two of his sisters were up and finishing the conversation when I heard his phone going off. Where did the time of day manners go to? I wasn't impressed this morning to hear the phone going off constantly like that.
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I think that the later holds true here, they didn't care about anyone else other then the person that they were chatting with. And it was so crazy, my sister in law is in her late 60's and she has to have a cyst removed next week, and the doctor told her it is rather common in the elderly, and she was freaking out that they referred to her as elderly. She worked in the medical field all of her working days, so I know that she has referred to people her age as the same. I don't know why its different when it is herself.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
@Juliaacv I have one because its a way to keep up with distant family. However, I have been spending less and less time there as most of it has become offensive, both political camps seem to think it is acceptable to be rude to those who see things differently.
@Platespinner The entire site has never appealed to me, even the very name of it, so that is why we never opened up accounts. I can understand keeping in touch with family that live far away, and I do that also, but only thru email as its more private.
I blame a lot of that on the smartphones, when we just had cellphones, they were for calling and usually only for emergencies, but these smartphones allow people to go online and message. And there is nothing wrong with either, but when you are out for a nice meal, leave it at home or turn it off.