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OT - Why The f*ck Do Kids Have Conversation on Speakerphones in Starbucks and Other Places

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Pikapppatri8, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Pikapppatri8

    Pikapppatri8 Hall of Famer

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    I am in a Starbucks doing some work waiting for my son to finish his Boy Scout Troop Meeting.

    Two different little bitches are having phone conversations on speakerphone with their volume turned up??

    Annoying as all shit.

    So I just opened ITunes and started playing Slayer on my speakers.

    One of them gave me a look and I just said - "What you got a problem with Slayer???"
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    I am noticing more and more people face timing in public -- like in line at Chipotle. It's weird.
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    What do these posts have anything to do with Miley Cyrus's native American heritage?
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  4. Washingtonian

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    Because too many kids don't care, and parents don't teach them basic manners. I have seen it in CVS more times than I can count. Get a wireless headset, they are cheap.

    Wasn't life better in the 80's when some technology didn't exist, and you had to use a land line to talk to someone?

    Smooth move PiKapp, the kids needed to be taught a lesson.
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    I have a millennial extended family member who literally, physically shakes when her iPhone battery dies. Seriously, some of the most f*cked up sh*t I've ever seen.
    By the way, you probably could have tortured them worse with some Wilson Phillips or some Air Supply.
  6. KAOriginal

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    I don't get it either. In fact I have reached the point where my phone is only around when it has to be.

    I leave it in the car. I have shut down alot of the interactives--FB, banking, etc.

    At night I toss it in a basket when I get home and it stays there till the next morning usually unless someone calls.

    I found I read more and get other hobbies done......
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  7. Pikapppatri8

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    It got better when my NWA came on and then an oldie - "Going Back to Cali" - I had a 65 year old women bobbing and weaving to that one while she was drinking her latte.

    Sorry - this was an old cranky man moment for me. Back to talking about practice facility.
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    We all have our cranky old man things.....I can't stand the bottle flipping thing. It drives me nuts.
  9. gmutom

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    Thanks for the visual, PiKapp. Now I can get this image of you out of my head:

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  10. GMU92

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    Yep same here. I only really check my phone 2 or 3 times/day. I also read a lot more, just finished O'Reilly's "Killing" series and am working on Nathaniel Philbrick's books (U.S./Nautical History)
    There is some pretty interesting research on technology or social media addiction out there, including the recent book "Glow Kids". Psychology Today has some good articles as well, which talk about Facebook, Twitter, etc. producing dopamine in the brain through short bursts of information on a constant basis, which causes "seeking" behavior...i.e. people never get off their phones.
  11. Pikapppatri8

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    I think this is a little more accurate sir....

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  12. Pikapppatri8

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    I only check my phone when I get a call and have to push the decline button so it stops making noise.
  13. gmutom

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    I'm guilty of being one of those people who always has my phone by my side. Being self employed with a few clients, I am on the road a lot an at their disposal when needed. I honestly think the last time I went a day without talking or emailing on my phone was when I went to the Masters five years ago, and that was only because those bastards wouldn't allow me to bring it in.
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  14. Pikapppatri8

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    There is a difference - you have a need - use it as a tool. I think what was mentioned above is an addiction tpo have it and just touch and click on it. Business is business. Money needs to be made.

    I think most of these kids are just playing games, surfing the web and texting emojis. That would explain why most people under the age of 23 have a hard time writing well.
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    Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!! :)
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  18. Pikapppatri8

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    Old enough to have seen Paul Lynde perform it on the Ed Sullivan Show!
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    I was almost in two automobile accidents yesterday because of younger looking drivers on their phones. In one on the Toll road - near collision...kid looks up and puts the car properly and his lane...and then goes back to his phone.

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