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Writer's Block: Miss Manners

What recently developed technology—cell phones, wi-fi, laptops, handheld gaming devices, etc.—do you think has had the worst influence on how people behave in public?
I have to say cellphones. I have one cellphone and use it only rarely....I make less than a dozen calls a month, although I do send texts to my dad and my brother. It's basically just for emergency or rare use. I have seen the worst come out in others with them though. I have a neighbour who has two cellphones she carries around with her. One on one network so the mother of her grandkids can get cheaper calls to her on a same network to network plan, and the other because it has cheaper calls. She never calls anyone on them and yet when her sons, or her sons girlfriend calls, she always either puts the phone down on them right away, or starts yelling so loud on them i can hear her two floors up and THEN puts the phone down on them. either way shes a piece of work on the cellphones and i've seen other friends be the same way.

I've heard people scream conversations through the phones while on buses, trains and even on the street. Customers in shops don't acknowledge servers who may need to ask them questions because they're too busy on the phone. But I think these people are missing out, they're missing their lives going by while they're attached to these phones and bluetooths etc. We're getting to the point where there's more technology than life any more and it's a shame.
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