Thumbs down on phones

We recently asked readers if smartphone addiction is real. Here’s one response:

“Addiction? Absolutely!

“Several years ago I was in a lovely ‘mom-and-pop’ restaurant in Atlanta, enjoying a home-cooked meal. At the table beside me sat three 20-somethings in their ties and beating the heck out of their iPhones.

“Well, the food came and I sat there and watched them for 10 minutes, with their food getting cold, keep working those thumbs. I had recently read an article where a poll was conducted and asked males between 21 and 35 whether they’d choose to give up sex or their cell phone — and 65 percent said they’d rather forego the sex. And I told them this story … what did they do? You guessed it — right back to working those thumbs. And the food untouched … I haven’t had a cell phone for three years now — complete disclosure.” — JIM HEDRICK, KETTERING

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