Sea Pines RV Resort
Cape May Court House, NJ
One blog I follow is written by every one's go-to-person for information on birds is Judy of travels-with-emma.blogspot.com
Some days ago she wrote a blog regarding rudeness she encountered at a campground. She wondered if she was getting to be a crotchety old lady. In her case, not a chance.
It got me thinking. I find myself getting impatient with certain behaviors.
Example: While at the Disney complex a few weeks back, I could not help but notice how many people are tethered to their smart phones. On the boat ride over from Fort Wilderness to Magic Kingdom most adults and lots of kids were on the phones instead of enjoying the ride and scenery.
I was delighted when we struck up a conversation with one gentleman. He was with his daughter who was 6 and a son who looked to be about 10. The daughter sat next to her father. The son sat about 10 feet away on a bench by himself. He did not join in our conversation as the little girl did. Instead he was playing on his smart phone. The Dad noticed this and told him he was being rude being on the phone and to put it away or risk losing it. In his pocket it went. Good for you, Dad.
I became very aggravated when getting off the Small World ride. Most people were walking briskly up the exit aisle, mostly single file. However, directly in front of me was a woman who stopped very unexpectedly every few feet causing me to walk into her. She was checking her smart phone. Every time she stopped I was getting more aggravated. She couldn't wait until she got to the end of the line and not hold up everyone behind her? Apparently not. I made my displeasure known. Don't think she understood, not being English speaking. But then again, maybe. The young girl with her got the message.
Most every line, most every restaurant, most every crowded area where we were walking.... there the Smart Phone crowd was holding up the flow or communicating. But not communicating with the people they were with, but checking out their phone.
Am I crotchety too or just behind the times. BTW, when my great niece saw my phone a few months ago she was amazed at my "old fashion" phone. It's a flip phone, not a Smart phone. Sorry, to me a old fashioned phone has a dial you put your fingers in to rotate. I'm a dinosaur.