Dinner time is not for multitasking.
We are a busy bunch, our lives are hectic. Dinnertime should not be a time when you are juggling talking to your family and answering a text or browsing social media.
It’s impossible to engage in a conversation with someone scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. It’s even more difficult to have a meaningful conversation with someone texting. Their answers are often delayed, short and many times we feel as if we are bothering them.
God created a beautiful world filled of wonder. He also gave us the ability to socialize and converse. Our techonology is taking us away from what’s real, what’s important and the important people around us.
You cannot be present with someone in real life and be on your phone at the same time. Put the phone away and give your loved ones the gift of being present. Being present is a priceless gift that lasts a lifetime. If you’re having dinner with friends and family, be with them and put the phone away. Simply put it’s rude behavior. Regardless of the person’s intentions, it clearly communicates that the person using their phone has better, more interesting things to attend to.