Technological progress and development is faster than the development of humankin. Seriously. By the time a baby is received, carried and delivered the latest i-Pad is already outdated.
I don’t mind progress and development. I’m very much someone who tries to keep up with it as good as possible, without getting lost, drowned, addicted or dependent on that very same technology.
To me, social contact is still an important thing to survive. I heard, others say the same thing, but what I see occasionally, really belongs to the most awkward things I’ve seen in a long time.
Today, for example. Thank Heavens I’m in a good mood, which means, I didn’t get up to tell them exactly what I had been seeing by watching them. I only watched, asked myself if two smileheads like these should actually be permitted to spread their genes, and smirked – like I always do.
I saw these two men (both in brown shoes)… meeting at the Panera Coffeehouse in Madison October 30, 2018. They get coffee and a sandwich each and seem pleased to meet for this ‘breakfast meeting’.
While the one in the blue jacket picks up the sandwiches, the man in the white shirt hangs on the cell phone, apparently flirting into the phone.
As soon as he hangs up, the man in the blue jacket gets a call and the man in the white shirt wolfs down his sandwich, and I’m talking about literally inhaling it with two, maximum three bites. The man in the blue jackets ends his call and the man in the white shirt makes a phone call while the ‘Blue Jacket’ almost ‘drinks’ his own Sandwich.
Finally, the meeting can start. The ‘White Shirt’ pulls out an outdated iPad and starts demonstrating, where the tablet falls down twice, once onto the table, once onto the floor. – So… extremely PROFESSIONAL!!
During that ‘meeting’, both men get or make additional calls. At the end, they decide, it was a good meeting, after the “Blue Jacket’ was on the phone six times and the ‘White Shirt’ four times, each of them ran off the table at least twice.
Now they’re sitting here, at the next table, each of them staring into his own tablet or typing on the phone. On of them has his feet on the chair next to him. They really are rude!
Yes, that pic below is them. (Of course, I’m a very discrete person and according to the law I had to make sure the faces of all guests are hidden and unrecognizable. But it’s going to be Halloween tomorrow, what am I supposed to do?) ROFL
I have watched people before: you know, people who really spiritually and intellectually were actually using up the entire available capacity of their brains and manners. But these two really were the new Tuesday knuckleheads.
Enjoy a wonderful day!