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Many people take their cell phones with them wherever they go, even when they go out with friends or family. Many use their phones to go online or to send a text message. Performing activities like these while in the presence of others is rude, however. People should know better. Even though they know that they are being rude when they pull out their cell phone in front of others, they still pull it out and begin typing and texting. Why?

One reason why they cannot resist interacting with their phone when they should be interacting with those around them may be because they are nervous. Their phone provides a kind of "security blanket" for them, and by using it around others, they feel more comfortable and less nervous. Nervousness is not the only reason why people may have difficulty putting their phone aside when they get together with friends or family, however.

Another reason why people may want to have their phones with them when they get together with others is because they are afraid that they might miss something important. They then spend their time with others listening for their phone to ring, listening for the familiar sound of a text message, or checking their phone to see if they have received a message. They want to be available for those who need them, and by having their phones with them, others will be able to reach them. Being available means that they will be able to help if they are needed. Keeping oneself available, while honorable, can be annoying to others, however, because they do not have the person's full attention. Half of his attention is on what is going on around him, but the other half of his attention is on his phone. If a person can put his phone away, on the other hand, and give his full attention to those around him, everyone will feel better. There is one other reason why a person may be reluctant to keep his phone out of sight when he is out with others: he is addicted to it. He feels as if the phone has become part of him. Since he feels this way, he wants to use it constantly.

Cell phones are useful and offer a person independence. If he is considerate with his phone, avoids using it in front of others, and politely excuses himself when he must take a call, he can avoid offending those that he is with.


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Great advice. I simply do not have time for rude people. :)

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Neither do I. Thanks for reading!! :)

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