Oh how wonderful to see other people agree with my sentiments!
I am told I an old and don’t understand, no I am not? Just think I was brought up in a different generation with better manners. Once I had my family over for a meal. I could not put the meal on the table as there were so many phoned lying about! I got them all, put them in a basket and left them in the hallway. Now, I ask them to do the same when they visit.
Also, when I am speaking with someone and they are tapping away on their phone I just stop speaking until I get their attention again. They soon get the message. I am made to feel that I am being awkward but I don’t care. I want a return to better manners please.
The worl id so much noisier now. Just think how quiet it was when people had to go into a tel box to make their calls. Now we have to listen to every sordid detail, loudly. Even when people are alone they are noisy, talking into their phones. But interesting, can you get people to reply when there is an emergency? Never! How does that work then?