Monday, April 09, 2012

Why Don't We Chatter Away to the Dead, Too, While We're at It?

Ayy, less than sparkling conversationalists are these individuals who feel the need to incessantly check their email and thumb-away while at the table. (Did they not take their Xanax? Or, was their house just hit by an asteroid?) Well, like my grandpa used to say, your world is 500 people and you choose who's in it, so it looks like Yours Truly needs to do some rearranging of the guest list.

Seriously, I oftentimes feel as if people who have always been perfectly sane and civilized have been enchanted by some evil spell.

P.S. Here's a TED talk by Sherry Turkle, "Alone Together."

(Not that talking to the dead is ever and always a bad idea. Just not at the table, folks. Unless you plan on tipping. The table, I mean.)