Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Just a Phone Call
You know what it's like to listen to someone on a phone call? They talk. Then they pause. Then they talk again. You know you're hearing half the conversation. There are cadences to the speech. You can hear a different timbre to their voice.
You don't need to see the phone. You just kind of know by listening.
"I'm not on my phone. I'm talking to him."
Leah indicated her neighbor. This boy hadn't said a word. While Leah was clearly holding half a conversation with somebody.
I wasn't in the mood to argue. As I walked away, Leah said, "I told her I was working..." She related to her friend on the phone what had just interrupted their conversation.
It must be a generational thing. More than once I have tried to explain that they should not hold conversations on their phones in class. They always look at me like I'm being totally unreasonable.
Where's the weirdest place you've ever taken a phone call? What is something that other generations don't get about yours?
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