The risk: Driving while texting or using cell phones to call is against the law in many states. How many people pull off the road to text or call? How many employers allow their employees constant use of their cell phones, and when does the work get done? Would their job be at risk?
The cell phone has become an extension of their bodies, in their hand or at their ear. Putting it away when visiting someone or having dinner at home or in a restaurant would show good manners, but most don’t consider they are being rude. A phone can be put on pulse if you are on call or such as a doctor.
Some show lack of respect with their phone on and in use while in church. Even when many churches request you to turn your phone off, there are those who don’t believe that means them.
Like the young of today, have we become so self-important, unseeing or unfeeling that we think this is right? As a senior citizen, manners were drummed into our heads, so I for one know this is not right.
Can we all see the error of this new technology, embrace it, use it as it is meant to be, but not fail with how it affects those around us? I hope.
— Charlene J. Mayrose, Grand Haven