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Old 02-10-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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I'm noticing this more and more.

The other day I was in a supermarket that I also use as a pharmacy for scripts. There was a teenage girl standing in front of the drop off window of the pharmacy dept.

I figured she was waiting to be helped so I got in line behind her. She stood there awhile and I could she was looking down. This went on for a few minutes.

Then she decided to sit down at one of the chairs that are provided, again still texting. Never looks up.

I then realized she wasn't standing at the drop off window waiting for help, she is so involved in her "texting" she is clueless to what is going on her around her. She just decided to pick that spot to text....sigh.

This is just adding to the lack of basic manners that you see today.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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I'm noticing this more and more.

The other day I was in a supermarket that I also use as a pharmacy for scripts. There was a teenage girl standing in front of the drop off window of the pharmacy dept.

I figured she was waiting to be helped so I got in line behind her. She stood there awhile and I could she was looking down. This went on for a few minutes.

Then she decided to sit down at one of the chairs that are provided, again still texting. Never looks up.

I then realized she wasn't standing at the drop off window waiting for help, she is so involved in her "texting" she is clueless to what is going on her around her. She just decided to pick that spot to text....sigh.

This is just adding to the lack of basic manners that you see today.
Whats more annoying than that is when you see them texting while driving.
Its actually alarming
They seem to think that texting is more important than anything else going on. Probably why I personally don't text much
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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My mother used to complain that I always had my "nose buried in a book," and when I was five or six she took my favorite book, Charlotte's Web, away from me because I read it all the time. Texting is no different--just more mobile. Yes, it's rude and doofy, but would you get that ticked if you saw a kid engrossed in a book?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Whats more annoying than that is when you see them texting while driving.
Its actually alarming
They seem to think that texting is more important than anything else going on. Probably why I personally don't text much
I agree here. Texting while driving is a big problem.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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My mother used to complain that I always had my "nose buried in a book," and when I was five or six she took my favorite book, Charlotte's Web, away from me because I read it all the time. Texting is no different--just more mobile. Yes, it's rude and doofy, but would you get that ticked if you saw a kid engrossed in a book?

I can't believe your Mother would take a book away from you. That is unbelieveable.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's mind boggling people even want to text. Texting is one step above Morse Code. It's isn't even 1930s technology.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:55 AM
 
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I think it's just teenagers in general. Yesterday, I was trying to get my class settled down so I could give them instructions for the lab they were doing and one girl who had been absent the day before and missed a quiz kept interrupting with questions on when she could take the quiz. Each answer I gave was met with "I can't do that" and, finally, I just said "I don't know when you can take the quiz". She looked like I'd just punched her in the face. 20/20 hind sight, I should have called her on it not being the time to discuss this. My students think nothing of taking up class time to figure out their personal issues. Kids today just think they count more than anyone else. They've been told how special they are since they were knee high to a grasshopper and now they act like they are special. It shouldn't surprise us they live in their own little worlds where they are oblivious to everything else.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:58 AM
 
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My mother used to complain that I always had my "nose buried in a book," and when I was five or six she took my favorite book, Charlotte's Web, away from me because I read it all the time. Texting is no different--just more mobile. Yes, it's rude and doofy, but would you get that ticked if you saw a kid engrossed in a book?
If i saw a kid or anyone else reading a book while driving then yes id be ticked.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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If i saw a kid or anyone else reading a book while driving then yes id be ticked.
I have seen an adult reading the news paper while driving, doing some kind of puzzle while driving, knitting while driving and even eating corn on the cob while driving. Do people really not get that driving is the most important thing you should be doing while driving?
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: North America
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It's mind boggling people even want to text. Texting is one step above Morse Code. It's isn't even 1930s technology.
Yeah i think the delivery systems are a bit above morse code.
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