People like this are so goddamn irritating. They’re the kind of twats who insist on staring into their bright little screens in the movie theater. Yes, I do carry my iPhone everywhere and check my “stuff” now and then. But I’m not hanging on every Facebook update, every tweet, every new email. I enjoy reading it, but I also know how to engage in the real world, too!
I feel sorta sad for people like this, actually. What kind of empty life do you have if your PHONE becomes your soul mate? But the anger returns when I think about the way he ignores his wife and family to play Angry Birds and fantasize about how much more complete his life would be if only he had an iPad. Your gadgets should not come before your family. What a disgusting person.
Wilson, the smartphone user in Arkansas, said there are moments when he feels as though he disappears into the smartphone’s tiny screen, particularly when he’s just sitting around the house watching TV with his wife.
“I’ll be on my phone looking at Twitter and Facebook and playing ‘Angry Birds’ and I should be showing her affection and stuff like that. Sometimes I forget to do that,” he said.
“I’m just out of touch with reality sometimes because of my phone — I can just look at all the apps and stuff like that and just dream about the iPad and whatever — wishing my screen was bigger — and without realizing it, well, I haven’t said anything to my wife for an hour. It’s not that great.”
Wilson said he’s happy to take his iPhone everywhere.
At Arkansas Tech University, where he’s a student, one sociology professor does not allow phones in his classroom, Wilson said. But instead of leaving his phone at home — one possible way to abide by this rule — Wilson goes through extra preparations to keep it at his side.
“When I go into that class, I put it into airplane mode and silent [mode] and I turn it off,” he said.
He even uses the phone during church services.
Once, when asked to read a scripture in front of the congregation at the West Side Church of Christ, Wilson used a Bible app on his iPhone.