Thursday, July 9, 2015

Table for four!



The single biggest problem with communication
is the illusion that it has taken place... George Bernard Shaw

The sun was shining, the birds singing and yet barely a word was spoken at table 48! Although there were two people there were four at the table, two mobile phones that dominated the conversation or lack of.. after an hour both stood, hugged and went their separate ways, what the heck! At Tarts Cafe with friends, the vanilla slice was magnificent, the conversation stimulating and not a mobile phone in sight.. they were there, just not in sight :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. crisp, sunny winter days are the best!



36 comments:

  1. Okay, pretty much the scene today. So sad, especially where they are- it looks like a very welcome place to enjoy!

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  2. So terribly wrong to miss the chance to really talk to a friend! Crazy times, Grace.

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  3. I agree with the "sad" sentiment. I wonder what was so special on the phones? Agreed about crisp winter days but I suspect that your definition of "crisp" and mine are quite far apart!

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  4. Modern times.... so sad...
    a common scene here too...

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  5. An usual scene here, too :D Arianna

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is so true everywhere you go. I see this so many times even with couples with their kids. It really is crazy. It's such a joy to see people actually talking to each other and enjoying each other's company.

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  7. Ah, yes!! You do see this EVERYWHERE these days!! Being a "really OLD Broad" I don't even take my phone with me -- wherever I go -- and, yes, even my kids look at me and shake their heads!!! Ah, but I still have more fun than most of them!! Hope your week is going well, Grace!!

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  8. Still can't understand why anyone would want to be with someone else to eat or anything else and keep their nose stuck fast to a screen of any kind.

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  9. I'm as attached to my devices as anyone, but it's just rude to be with someone and ignore them in favor of a phone, tablet, book, newspaper, etc.

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  10. Lost in their own proverbial worlds!

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  11. Incredibly good snapshots. This can often be seen, the two friend together, but each takes the view his own phone. Where is the world going... :)

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  12. good photos of a sign of the times we live in.....digital. We all have our phones and devices and they do take our attention to the detriment of good conversation. It is sad really a lot is being lost.

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  13. Aaah... How often we see this scenario and wonder how we have become so addicted. I STILL don't have this device. People look at me as if I'm weird when I say I don't have a mobile number.

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  14. A familiar sight everywhere I'm afraid Grace, what happened to talking...

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  15. Ah yes, a lively conversation! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  16. Oh I LOVE your treatment of LIGHT here, G!



    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

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  17. And completely unaware of you taking a 'pot shot' of them! 'Tis a bit nippy xx

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  18. I completely agree with you. They were probably texting each other!!!

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  19. I hate when someone asks me out to lunch and then reaches for their phone. Why not just eat alone.

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  20. The bane of modern communication!

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  21. Screens may be the death of social interaction. We make visitors turn them off in our office.

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  22. Oh that would be funny if it were't so sad.

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  23. Our social habits are a changing.

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  24. Tethered to the digital age Grace. A bit sad really.

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  25. Yes that's the way it is with young people, we are getting old....:)

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  26. sad! sad! They don't know 'virtual' from 'reality'.

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  27. Oh, Grace, how weird and sad, especially that they hugged good-bye!

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  28. Sad, just sitting there and not saying a word. I think in my granchildren's and great- grandchildren's generation the art of talking will be totally lost!

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  29. Ha! Maybe there were only two at the table after all and they were texting each other. ;) Very weird!

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  30. I didn't get the title at first...

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  31. I hope I never become like that!

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  32. Electronics have improved and made the world so much more interesting in a lot of ways, but I regret the loss of personal contact. I rarely get phone calls anymore; communication is all through email. And don't get me started on the loss of personal letters and notes and cards and postcards. Makes me weep.

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  33. What an apt title you chose.
    Hey Grace, have you heard of the camel milk farm somewhere near Perth? This was published today with such an interesting little video:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-28/turning-feral-animals-into-milking-machines-at/5292524

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  34. Sad sight! I hate when i talk to friends and the moment the mobile rings the person on the line becomes more important. So rude.

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