I ask this as I have noticed – even in the short space of 12 months – people who are meant to be out socialising in pubs, clubs, bars restaurants and other activities are glued to their smartphone of choice more than ever before. I have lost count of the couples I have seen having a meal together or on a journey where no spoken words are exchanged, merely the loving union of simultaneous button-pressing.
Are you someone who just wants to be left alone for a romantic night out with your iPhone™, and stupid girlfriends and mates keep getting in the way?
Yes it’s some sort of social disease, in a doctor’s surgery you see people playing with them, in a restaurant they place their food order and less than a minute later, out comes the phone to fiddle with. Some people’s lives are ruled by them – I saw a young mother with one hand on a push-chair containing a baby, the othe hand and her attention concentrated on her phone, while a slightly older toddler supposedly with her kept wandering into a busy road!