Technology is out to get me, I’m convinced.
I thought there was nothing so bad as my husband’s habit of constantly taking control of the remote and switching over TV channels just as something caught my interest.
But now another gadget has come out of the woodwork causing me to mutter and gripe.
What is this new beast?
It’s a Samsung Smartphone. He’s had it for quite a few months, but it’s just started to annoy me. I think he’s got a little bit too addicted to it. There’s something constantly catching his eye, whether it’s sports results, breaking news, incoming emails or Facebook updates.
Not that I begrudge him staying in touch with everyone or having an interest in what’s going on in the world. He often shares news and fun stuff he finds with me, and that’s great. And I have to admit that his cellphone has so many useful functions, that I ended up getting one too. It plays music. It calculates. It forecasts the weather. It connects with Chromecast and streams Netflix through the TV. I’m sure it would do a lot more if we asked it to.
But his phone is just there ALL the time demanding attention. I’ve had to ban it from the dining table, but it still comes out now and again. We’ll be talking about a movie we saw and can’t remember who was in it, and he’ll check that. Or the boys will ask something, and he’ll want to get the answer for them. And so I let that go, because it’s adding to the conversation rather than detracting from it.
Last night I blew up when I noticed he was skimming through screens when we were supposed to be watching TV together. He had one eye on the TV and the other on the phone.
I’m not even sure why it makes me angry – as he said, it wasn’t affecting my viewing of the show, but I was definitely annoyed. Oh dear!
He put the phone away anyway, and all was sweetness and light two minutes later. But this issue is bound to blow up again – I don’t want to get so that we are living in parallel universes each of us immersed in our devices. Still mulling over my thoughts on this.
What do you think? It could be worse couldn’t it? Maybe I should just lighten up. Does your guy have a Smartphone and how much does he use it? Please share in the comments below