In the age of smartphones, we’re always online, always connected, always available, always texting, sharing, and taking pictures. Here are ten places you shouldn’t do that:
10. On a date. Turn your device off. Tune in to your date. Unless they’ve got their smartphone out – then check their Facebook wall to see how well your date is going.
9. At dinner. Try listening to the family instead of to your device.
8. During exams. If your smartphone is dinging during an exam, you’re likely to get nabbed for cheating. Turn it off and put it away. Lots of schools have policies that phones have to be up front during exams. Follow the rules. If you get caught Googling the answers to your exam, a failing grade will be the least of your worries.
7. When you’re exercising. Unless you’re watching a video on your Android, turn it off. Phone calls and texts will just distract you from your goals.
6. In the bathroom. Eww. Seriously. Do I have to explain this one?
t5. In public restrooms. Not just eww, but it’s really weird to hear someone having a conversation in the stall next door – and if you’re at a urinal, well, let’s just not go there.
4. In the bath/shower, unless you have a Motorola Defy. Then, well, enjoy. But please don’t take pictures. Unless you’re really attractive. And want all of your future employers to know about it. There’s no such thing as a private message anymore.
3. Parent-teacher meetings. Nothing says uninvolved parent like one who takes three texts during a parent-teacher meeting.
2. Church. Everyone knows you’re texting. Except for the ones who just see you playing with your crotch.
1. The bedroom. Keep your private time private. And really, don’t take pictures!
Urinal image by victoriapeckham on flickr
Bedroom image by jencu on flickr