When I went to the grocery store earlier tonight, I tried to be friendly to people I'd see on each aisle, as I'm still just gettin' out again, and I enjoy the human social interaction of even a simple "hello" or a smile. Unfortunately, most of them (and sadly nearly all the men from 35-65 ), were on cell phones! All while mindlessly shopping! How could it be otherwise? When someone is talkin' at ya, how can you think about what you're seeing on the "specials" labels or what you're puttin' in your cart?
Got me to thinkin' about the numerous ways in which people isolate themselves from their real and immediate world, potentially to the extent of missing out on interesting personal encounters, or, even possibly endangering others, as when having a conversation while driving a moving vehicle.