Next time you’re speaking with a friend or coworker or spouse or whomever for more than a few minutes try doing this with your phone:
This is my favorite feature of iOS 6. In short, it puts a muzzle on my phone.
Smartphones do a wonderful job of saving emails, text messages, and voicemails. You don’t need to answer every message as it comes in. Unless you’re someone’s lifeline on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, the call can wait until the conversation is finished.
In an age where everyone is connected to the internet, it’s refreshing to sit down with someone who isn’t glancing at their phone every twenty seconds.
Whenever someone puts me on call waiting, I hang up immediately. My closest friends don’t even ask me anymore because they know this. It’s rude. So is taking a call or reading a email while we’re talking.
If you’re giving others your time and attention you have every right to demand the same from them.