Random, Rants

Your phone & I are fighting a duel

** Edit: LOL, Guardian

I can fully understand the frustrations of not being productive when circumstances are not favourable…

But every time I go out with you and you are looking at your phone.

In the pub.

It's Halloween - time to tell someone else about it

It’s Halloween down at the pub – time to tell someone on the other side of the country about it

At a coffee shop.

Let's talk about it over coffee

Let’s talk about it over coffee

At a friend’s house.


We’re socializing – we’re in the same room, right?

.. everywhere ..

This is what I think:

1) Did I give you the impression that I absolutely love watching you play with your phone?

Don't let me interrupt

Don’t let me interrupt – I can just watch you ignore me

2) Am I that INCREDIBLY boring?

Are you not entertained?

Are you not entertained?

3) Is my company even important to you since you are ignoring me?

What a lovely day - to spend looking down at a small screen

What a lovely day – to spend looking down at a small screen

4) Did I piss you off that I need a public display of disrespect?


Let my watch you deal with that riveting Twitter conversation which replaces the one we could be having right now – face to face

5) Is it inconvenient that I am frustrated that you prefer using your phone than spending time with someone right there with you?

Family Together for Christmas Holiday in House with Decorations

Christmas is a great excuse for family bonding.. Guys?

6) Is this the future – talking to people without making eye-contact but also somehow having to know not to interrupt you


This is starting to be normal – does that make me abnormal?

My conclusion: Fuck going out – if I wanted to look like a fucking loon and try striking a conversation with a wall I should of checked into a mental asylum. I could of stayed home, browse 4chan/upworthy/fml for hours for lulz; it would spare me from feeling like a complete and utter tool.

Fuck me, I must be a luddite if I can't enjoy nature as intended from a small screen

Fuck me, I must be a luddite if I can’t enjoy nature as intended from a small screen


  1. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/living_significant_other – The Oatmeal original
  2. http://www.aguywalksinto365bars.com/a-virtual-bar-crawl/2010/11/1/monday-november-1st-2010bar-295.html
  3. http://unteleported.com/
  4. https://www.thevine.com.au/life/news/txt-is-now-officially-a-word-symbol-of-everything-wrong-with-gen-y-10-things-20130225-261604/ via http://blog.mypermissions.com/are-social-media-making-us-less-social/
  5. http://www.chitrchatr.com/10-habits-you-must-avoid-with-your-smartphone/Credits: http://blog.elitemate.com/new_blog/
  6. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/clive-thompson-says-the-digital-age-is-making-us-smarter-and-the-kids-are-still-all-right/story-fni0cx12-1226815363417
  7. http://www.theawl.com/2011/03/my-life-without-a-cell-phone-an-amazing-tale-of-survival
  8. http://thriveworks.com/blog/texting-really-minds/
  9. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/clive-thompson-says-the-digital-age-is-making-us-smarter-and-the-kids-are-still-all-right/story-fni0cx12-1226815363417

http://www.tjeerdposthuma.nl/category/girls-texting-while-socializing-with-me makes me want to start a collection with others also socializing with other people and their handsets..