Just a rant on people and their G damn cell phones. We went to a concert Friday night (the Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd, who used to be most of Australian Pink Floyd) and the show was amazing. Top notch sound and lights and effects. My rant begins with the 2 girls sitting in front of us, and their never to be let go of phones.
It was nice to see some younger Pink Floyd fans in the house, and we saw many. However during the show one of the girls was on her phone the ENTIRE show. Never mind that it is distracting to those around her, but she did not put the phone down once. I hardly even saw her lift her head to watch the show. As they were playing "Wish You Were Here" she leans over to her friend and says "This is my favorite song", all the while having her head planted in her phone. When the song was over she could not even put the phone down to applaud like every one else, she kept using it with one hand and slapped her leg with the other in her attempt to applaud.
This is just one example of this type of behavior I see with these kids and their phones all the time, all over the place. They have no idea how brain dead they look, how numb to the world around them. How they even function in society is beyond me (and it's proven some of them can't). They all think they have 4,000 friends and need to know every time one of them takes a dump or buys a new pair of shoes. Or they think they have thousands of people "following" them and needs to tweet every piece of minutia they can think of.
It is so maddening and kind of sad to see this. I can only say my kids will not be part of this group, who watch mind numbing reality shows and spend their life buried in their phones. I'll do my best to make sure they enjoy the real world and understand what is important in life. I have no problems with the phones themselves, we all use the technology everyday. It is when I see people doing things like this, it looks like they are brainwashed. It makes me think they have been lobotomized. It's just really sad to see.
Anyway, I'm sure I will see that girl from the show again, but it will probably be on the news as she walks in to a water fountain while texting on her phone.
BTW, the concert was amazing...