Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Girls and their toys

I'm heading off tomorrow, heading for Taranaki for Christmas.  Probably won't post much over the next week or two, poking at the letters on my tablet requires too much patience.  And, of all the genes I inherited from my father, my lack of patience is the worst.  To my patience has two sides.  With people and with things.  I'm fine with people (well, mostly) but have a very short wick when it comes to things that annoy me. 

I had a lovely dinner last night with the birthday girls and the family. The only way I could get a photo of them was to ask them both to put down their phones, the damn things are like an extension of their hands.  Krystal had already given me the evils when I was trying to sneak a photo of her.


 And then what do I see?  What is the world coming to when Danny is trying to sneak in sending a text? 

I suppose I annoy them as much with my camera.  Hope so!


  1. Hello Pauline,

    Merry Christmas, we have a rule that anyone who brings out there phones if we are having a meal out is they have to pay for the meal!

    Happy days.

  2. Wish you a merry Christmas time, Pauline!
    And those girls are growing up! :-)
    (putting in this comment from my phone...)

  3. You have great trip and a wonderful Christmas.

  4. At least you were able to get the girls put down their phones for the photo. They look lovely.

    Enjoy your time away and happy holidays!

  5. They connect us to separate us, it seems. Doggone modern inconveniences!

  6. At least with the camera you know what is going on around you. It also connects with those around you!

  7. You could retaliate by doing the same?
    Maybe not, there wouldn’t be much point in getting together. But I know so well what you mean. We have the parents of the grandchildren doing the same!

    Hope there’ll be a break in the gadget obsession for you to have a good Christmas all the same.

  8. I don't mind interrupting my grand kids when they're attached to the phone. They take it humorously.

  9. We usually have a "no mobile phones" policy when we have family get-togethers. We have a container that all phones are placed in as people enter the door. It seems to work well!


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