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I can't be the only one who finds this really annoying and rude watch

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    When you are out with friends and they CONSTANTLY have their mobiles out. Generally I won't be texting other people whilst I am out with friends, sometimes if I am arranging something I will send one or two.

    A lot of my 'friends' however will have their phones in their hands for ages, alright so they have a boyfriend or girlfriend big whoop do they constantly need to be texting them? If they get a call they just pick up and one friend in particular will stay on the phone for a while with me just sitting there, she will even make phone calls (and it isn't always about her BF).

    I personally think it is quite sad that they can't just be in the moment without constant contact with other people (whether in a relationship or not). I have my phone with me at all times but if I am with someone I will try to be there, yet it seems like mobile phones now interfere with actual social interaction and people just think it is perfectly acceptable (and even expected.. as though not constantly texting means you have no friends)

    Thoughts?
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    I smell jelousy.
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    What kind of friends do you have :lolwut: The ones I have sometimes use their phones but not much. They tend to enjoy the moment / night out without them

    It is pretty annoying when people do it constantly though
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    It annoys me when you're hanging out with someone and they're talking to someone on msn or the keep texting someone. Nothing you can really do about it though, just have to shrug it off. Does put a slight downer on the atmosphere though.
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    Yeah its annoying and quite unsociable.
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    Anyone who does this in my company is instantly Vaderised.
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    (Original post by Bektas)
    I smell jelousy.
    Everyone does it or has done it at some point. It's not jealousy at all.

    Sometimes it's because they are nervous so use their mobile phone as a form of escape from the awkwardness. Sometimes it's because they want to subtly tell people they have friends who want to speak to them.

    You're a fool to think it's just jealousy.
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    Everyone does it or has done it at some point. It's not jealousy at all.

    Sometimes it's because they are nervous so use their mobile phone as a form of escape from the awkwardness. Sometimes it's because they want to subtly tell people they have friends who want to speak to them.

    You're a fool to think it's just jealousy.
    I'm talking about the OP himself/herself, not theirs. Idiot.
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    My sister is like this. Constantly texting or on Facebook, even sometimes at the dinner table (until my parents tell her off :p:)

    I'm not going to stop her obviously, but I do find it sort of rude sometimes, especially when she just trails off when you're talking to her and then she's like "oh what did you say?"
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    (Original post by Bektas)
    I'm talking about the OP himself/herself, not theirs. Idiot.
    It applies to the OP too. Idiot.
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    Oh god yes. I was with a few friends the other day and one just kept texting on her phone while the other three of us were like and ended up doing our own thing, we kept inviting her to join in but she just shrugged and carried on texting, why would they bother coming out if that's all they're gonna do?

    It annoys me when people do it in lessons, especially in small A2 groups, they leave it on the table and suddenly it goes 'buzzzzzzzzz' and is quite distracting. The teachers are so used to it now.
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    It's not very polite is it? Your friends really should be giving you more of their attention. Texting can always wait...
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    It applies to the OP too. Idiot.
    lol. Yeah. :borat:
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    I have friends like that too. It's one of many things I find annoying these days, a lack of manners that used to be different.

    If my phone rings, I'll look at it, and if it's important, I'll say "I'm sorry, I really have to take this".
    I also hate when people are texting while you're saying something, and they look 25% at you and 75% at their cell phone. And goes "aha...mhm". Usually I'll just stop and go "you finish that, we'll talk about this later".
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    Yay so I am not the only one who finds it rude.

    It's mainly my friends from uni who do it, friends from home do occasionally but not enough to bother me at all.

    As for the jealousy argument, I could join the trend and start texting people and I would probably get replies. However I don't like and frankly am rubbish at having conversations via text so most of my friends know that I just text if I have something to say, want to ask or arrange something, or admittedly if I am in an awkward situation i will reply to texts that I would normally leave til later (sitting silently next to someone I barely know) not just having a chat with someone over text instead of talking to the person I am sitting next to. It often seems like they just want to show off that people want to talk to them, pathetic in my eyes
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    Hmmmm i guess something to do with your hands or to look busy and popular maybe.... i duno really, kinda annoying though!
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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    It's annoying when I'm out, and *****es be hollerin n ****. And I don't wanna look as if I'm ignoring them, so I feel forced to respond.

    But what makes it worse is that there be peepz hatin on me because they ain't as popular don't gotz hoes in different area codes.

    Ain't no thang but a chicken wing, haters gon' hate yo!
    i got the same problem as you man!

    you east coast, i far east coast!

    seriously, peepz need to get with it, or get lost!
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    My housemate just can't tear himself away from his facebook chat/msn/texts at any time of day. At any one time his phone or laptop is dinging away with the annoying fb chat/msn tones or vibrating with texts. He leaves his msn and FB's on 24/7.
    I proper don't get it, I couldn't do that! I need space!
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    Completely agree.

    I mean i'd understand if they didn't really see each other much, or one was on holiday or something, but they basically meet up with them after they've finished spending time/hanging out with you...

    and yes jealousy is involved, but that's because they are your friends (i'm talking about close friends here) and naturally, you want to have a laugh with them, talk to them, socialise , and it is very difficult when their head is elsewhere , and they're talking to other friends/bf's/gf's 75% of the time...

    Tbh, i've just started hanging out with other mates rather than just relying on my "old" close friends to cheer me up and have fun with, as they clearly have better things to do..
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    my friend actually carries around her phone charger in her handbag in case the battery dies..:eek:
 
 
 
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