Don't Use Text Messaging -Maybe This Would Stop Some of It

I do not use text messaging. I have it blocked on my "dumb" phone so I cannot receive a text message. If text messages were recorded, perhaps it would slow down the incessant usage. People are so addicted to text messages, they never take their eyes off their phone. They have no awareness of their surroundings nor connection to live people in their presence.

We were having dinner in a nice restaurant recently and observed three couples at nearby tables texting constantly. One woman did not even look at the server when approached to order her meal. She just barked out what she wanted and continued texting. No eye contact, no thank you, nothing. And of course the couples never communicated with each other (unless they were texting one another across the table).