Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pet Peeves

Ok, I'm going to get this off my chest! I am tired of the attitude that is prevalent in our technologically "advanced" world. The rudeness is driving me crazy! So here is what is bugging me.

Texting: I know that for some this is a great tool. But I'm tired of being in meetings where the participants feel like they have to reply to every text message they receive during the meeting. If I'm in charge of that meeting I want you to give your full attention to the task at hand. It's not multi-tasking. It's just plain rude!

Phones going off in church: If you can't shut your phone off for 60-75 minutes to allow God to talk to you, then you have a problem. Are you going to try to tell me that you can't focus on God for that period of time? Oh, and texting during church? Come on. If you are that bored, stay home! You are a distraction to others!

Taking calls when you are talking with others: Hey, I'll give you 100% of my focus when you and I are talking. What you have to say matters. Don't give me "I'm multi-tasking" when you interrupt our conversation to answer a call that could wait. What did you do before cell phones?

I know, I'm being too picky. But it bugs me. Anyone else?


  1. also in a check-out line, hang it up and make your purchase - looks like a lot of you can't walk and chew gum anyway. Driving!!!! you have got to be kidding me! pull over or hang up the cell!

  2. Thanks for thinking of me Pastor Dave. Seems like the month of May is really lost - people from NY came in Mothers day and left a week later - sunday to sunday. then last week in Toledo to see Mudhens w/Kristy and Brian, Memorial Day wkend down in Bloomington w/son and family. I'm fine, volunteering at my rehab facility, and I'll be back

  3. To Dave 1 - Yes, and to comment on the grocery store line: If you are in line and I call you, just let me know you can't talk and call me back or tell me when I should call you back. I don't want to inadvertantly bog down your line.

    To Dave 2 - Blessings to you, Dave. We've missed you, but family told on you as to where you were. Travel safely and we'll see you soon!