When visitors come over to see us in our home, please leave your blue tooth in the car.
Our friend likes devices and has a cell phone, a galaxy phone and a blue tooth connected pair of ear buds so he can listen to Rush all day long. Rush, the radio guy who talks not the rock group Rush, that is a whole other subject. Anyway, it was like that a few days ago.
He comes over to visit but when he sits down to visit he is constantly listening to a radio talk show with his blue tooth wireless earbuds and I wasn't even aware of it. I mean, I would talk to him and he appeared to be listening to me, but then, if he was actually ignoring me and just listening to his radio guy talk, then I would be furious.
Next time, leave the radio and the blue tooth ear buds in the truck. Okay? I mean, if you're over here and don't want to listen to what we have to say, then I could just as easily go to my PC and watch Hulu while you sit in the living room drinking coffee and pretending to listen to my wife.
I know for a fact that a person can not listen and pay full attention to another with a radio talk show going on in both ears!
And for those who blue tooth their days as they shop, it makes you look like a person talking to themselves. It is both rude and looks crazy to people around you who find it hard to know if the person talking is talking to voices in their head or voices from a cell phone.
And if I get company next time I will not hesitate to shut the television off . That is too easy to become a distraction. If a person wants to visit us, it is supposed to be a conversation, not just a place to sit and get comfortable and watch tv and such as a visitor. Even when my wife and I are in the living room and television is on, I try to keep quiet during the show but know it is next to impossible to talk to my wife when the soaps are on. I get into way too much trouble when I talk during one of those soaps.
If I leave to go to my computer to watch my YouTubes or my Hulu shows, It might look like I am deliberately being anti-social but then we both have our differences in what we consider to be entertainment and educational.
What do you do when a person comes over to see you and prefers to watch television or fiddle with their mobile device? Do you grab the thing and throw it out the door or stomp on it? or do you mainly feel like it? Rude is simply rude behavior and there is no polite way to visit a person's home and listen to talk radio with earbuds on or watch television and ignore what they are saying to you. It is just plain rude.
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