Pick up?

Today’s question is: Why do people have mobile phone conversations while they are picking up their children from play dates?

Background:  The other day one of my children had a friend over to play.  It was getting late and the mom arrived to pick up her child.  I answered the door and she was talking to someone on her mobile phone.  Barely pausing her conversation she asked for her child.  I went to get her child and then she left.  It was as if she didn’t want the person on the phone to know she was doing something else.

This seriously makes me scratch my head.  If the mobile conversation was so important why not just finish it before walking to the door?  It is as bad as answering the phone while you are dining with friends, and talking on your mobile while you are checking out in the grocery store (or anywhere).  Give it a break already.

I wonder, does she consider what she is teaching her child?

November 28, 2011 @ 12:23 am


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    How rude! I was brought up that face to face trumps telephone–and if someone calls, you let it go to voicemail, unless it’s something like the kids’ school (or in my case the husband who never normally calls). Maybe it was something urgent for her? I hope so!

    Comment by Mary Margaret — November 28, 2011 @ 1:20 am

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    yes, Mary Margaret that was how I was brought up too. For the record it seemed more like she was talking to a friend. There was no sense of urgency.

    Comment by Colette — November 28, 2011 @ 9:08 am

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