Somehow, just before I fall asleep yesterday, I came up with this tag line,
Connected, when disconnected.
Whilst waiting to be treated last few days at the hospital’s emergency, a couple with 2 girls were seated just across us. Both were busy with their iPhones – and the girls, busy entertaining themselves talking & singing non-stop. When the girls tried to talk to the daddy, the respond sounded irritated without even glancing up from the screen.
The same scenario Mr. Hubs told me he read about somewhere. A family goes out for dinner-the son is busy playing games on his PSP, the mum on the phone, the dad on his blackberry, another child playing with the food.
Last week, at the hospital’s cafeteria-a young mum with 2 girls was really chattering on the phone. Doesn’t sound like an important call you can’t ignore, just a normal girly conversation. A baby barely 1 year old on her lap, and an older girl sitting across her looking extremely bored. When we left the cafeteria, she was still on the phone.
Thus, I do think it’s good to be disconnected once in a while (or as much as you can), just to connect with your loved ones (unless if it’s long distance relationship we are talking about). Tell me what you think!
p.s. I am waiting for the doctor, hoping to be discharged today and my colleagues are on their way to Club Med Cherating. Oh well, maybe next time.
*Update : Green light to go from doc. Since momster chose to be disconnected (from the world wide web) when she’s at home, she won’t be updating until she gets connected again.