Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

May 18th, 2011 No Comments Tags: , , ,

There is clearly a new social norm afoot these days… unfortunately. I was dining out with my beau a few Saturday nights ago. As other couples rolled in to the restaurant for a late-night weekend dinner, first to my right, then to my left then over yonder this younger set chose to place their cell phone on the table close at hand, like I would do with a fancy clutch purse. Hmmmmmmm

I dared to sneak a peak to my left and found both parties strumming the “wheel of messages” on their i-Phone 4′s like they were strumming a guitar. I thought “What on earth ARE you doing?? You are sitting across from your supposed “better half”, prime time on the weekend and there you are, looking to get validated with an idle text “see you there!”; an Oprah “weekly update” perhaps; a Daily Word from Rev Run “Free Your Mind” Good morning. Do your best and forget the rest! God is Love, Rev Run; or spam squared.” What gives??

Ok so I hear it’s the “we generation” or is it really the “Wii” generation who need to keep occupied with technology? On prime time Saturday evening who are you going to hear from who’s more important than who you’re with?? Clearly Oprah needs to have a reality show about manners in this new era and punk the likes of these couples who surrounded me openly scanning their messages for a better offer. My chicken was amazing, but I wasn’t about to tweet about it!!

With the way tech is going these couples will need to book a table for 4 if they decide to start hauling out their i-Pads, computers, iRobots and the like to help keep their minds and thumbs occupied between courses. How about catching up and striking up a conversation?

Why not just keep your eyes on the prize folks and love the one you’re with??

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