I officially apologize…

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Mar 14, 2011 in Randomness | Subscribe

…to everyone with whom I’ve ever shared a meeting, meal, or car ride where I incessantly looked down at my BlackBerry and *tappity tap tap*‘d away at my phone rather than enjoying the presence of your company :beatup:

I was recently reminded of how profoundly discourteous the practice is and how annoying I must have been — and while I’ve surely racked up enough bad karma that I’ll likely be getting repaid for years,1 I want you to know I truly am sorry and hope you’ll forgive me :heart:

Law school-related content to resume tomorrow :D Have a great night y’all!

  1. Though, in fairness to me, since switching to an iPhone I’ve finally gotten into the habit of turning the ringer off whenever I’m with other people :) []

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5 Comments

Michael
Mar 16, 2011 at 5:36 AM

“Though, in fairness to me, since switching to an iPhone I’ve finally gotten into the habit of turning the ringer off whenever I’m with other people”

Heheh… I guess that’s something then! :p


 
TDot
Mar 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM

One step at a time ;)

Seriously though, for some reason having that toggle switch on the side makes it so much easier than pulling out the BlackBerry, unlocking it, pressing the menu button to pull up all the apps, scrolling to the ringer, clicking it, scrolling to the “Silent” option, clicking it, then re-locking and re-holstering it :)


 
雅雅
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Hm, I don’t think that disclaimer applies when I’m around… ;)


 
TDot
Mar 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Well yes because when you’re around it’s for days at a time :P


 
Tim
Mar 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM

I think we’re all guilty of this. I’m still working on a personal policy that effectively balances the advantages to getting back to people quickly while at the same time remaining courtious to those around me. So far the only thing I’ve come up with is constantly excusing myself the restroom where I check my phone…..haha. Not at all ideal.


 

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