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Eh I do that. Mostly I'm posting I'm at xyz place with xyz person. I think it's a way of feeling connected with everyone.

Besides my personality is way too overwhelming for me to be giving all my attention to the group. You'd go insane ;)

PPPFFFFFTTTTTT!:down: So, go out with 'everyone'. There's tables for one; then you could overwhelm yourself.

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PPPFFFFFTTTTTT!:down: So, go out with 'everyone'. There's tables for one; then you could overwhelm yourself.

I was being tongue in cheek but obviously you understand jokes as much as you understand the usefulness of social media.

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I was being tongue in cheek but obviously you understand jokes as much as you understand the usefulness of social media.

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well the times they are a changing....

stuffing someones ( even your daughters ) mashed potatoes sounded a lot ruder than texting at the table. i no longer have a relationship with my mother ( much to her displeasure ) because she pulled that kind of my way of the highway stuff. turns out the highway is a better better way to go.

you call people rude with one breathe the slay them with the other. nice.

i'm not sure how old the daughter was -- or who was paying for the phone. but if it were my daughter at my table in my house, i'd assume she'd already knew the rules against texting at the table. and since she's not paying for her own phone, if i choose to shove the phone i'm paying for into the mashed potatoes, all i can say is i hope no one wanted seconds. we have a responsibility to raise our children to be good citizens, and that includes teaching them to pay attention to the people they're with. even parents.

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Whoops...I just realized that I haven't updated my status since I wished my facebook world a Happy Veteran's Day!

What will all of my friends do since they have obviously missed nearly a MONTH of my life? Oh yeah, I see my real friends every week or so. I do log in every day out of habit, but usually to look for new pictures and accomplishments of my young nieces/nephews :)

I happen to like facebook, as long as you don't let it replace your real friendships. I can even forgive a couple quick peeks if I am somewhere with friends, but that might be more of a generational thing.

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moron;

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I'm not so mean that I would ever call someone that. It's called being polite apparently.

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It seems like this thread has dissolved into one generation calling the newer one rude and the other calling the older generation out of touch.

I guess things never change.

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the friends we were out to dinner with that night were in their 40s. not the "younger generation." but let me just say that some of the younger generation represented here has been rude. and not all of the older generation is out of touch. after all -- i had to check facebook to know that the comments were about the doneness of the steak and the server's first name.

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The main message I got from your original post was you felt ignored and you took that personally as them intentionally being rude. Correct?

The replies then quickly consisted of either "People these days don't have manners" or " You don't understand the pervasiveness of social media" I was just pointing that out rather than calling anyone one thing or the other. Thats not my style.

FB Update: "Posting message on Allnurses.com"

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i'm not sure how old the daughter was -- or who was paying for the phone. but if it were my daughter at my table in my house, i'd assume she'd already knew the rules against texting at the table. and since she's not paying for her own phone, if i choose to shove the phone i'm paying for into the mashed potatoes, all i can say is i hope no one wanted seconds. we have a responsibility to raise our children to be good citizens, and that includes teaching them to pay attention to the people they're with. even parents.

dtr 22 but we pay for phone, family plan.

she indeed knows the rules, and she is back, living in our house.

our house, our rules...if she doesn't like it, she can move out again.

there were also extenuating circumstances that made me lose it.

still, i wouldn't choose that way to handle it again.

next time, i'll flush it down the toilet.;)

leslie

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The main message I got from your original post was you felt ignored and you took that personally as them intentionally being rude. Correct?

i'd be hard pressed to believe that anyone believed it was intentional...

it was just plain ignorant.

leslie

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