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?