Are you addicted to your mobile phone? Jun 20,2016
Article on 2Nite
Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to go through an hour of our day without our mobile phones; after all, our whole professional and personal lives seem to be crammed into these little devices. In fact, there are certain people who believe we should refer to mobile phones as “Life Interface Devices”. After all, nowadays you can do your shopping, dating, meetings, and just about everything else apart from brushing your teeth, on your mobile phone.
This sounds perfectly normal doesn’t it? If it does, you might be a little too addicted to your mobile phone. Let’s look at 6 signs you might be addicted to your phone:
#1 You sleep with your phone on your pillow
Just in case you might want to check your WeChat account at 03:39. You never know, a friend of yours on holiday might post a great photo of a statue or a plate of pasta. You wouldn’t want to miss that, right?
#2 You’re not afraid of flying, you’re afraid of switching your phone off during a flight
This could be considered a crime against humanity. How do passengers still tolerate this?
#3 You avoid taking showers because you can’t use your phone
The next iPhone must take this into account. Fully waterproof mobile phones will be the standard one day. Maybe with a special cover we’ll be able to use our phones as sponges in the shower. Maybe even apps on the phone will indicate how many germs we managed to scrub of our bodies during each shower, maybe even…...
#4 If the signal reception isn’t good, you lose your appetite at a restaurant
C’mon admit it. It’s really unsettling. What’s the first thing you do when you sit down at a restaurant table? Check the menu? Nope…you check your phone. So if the signal isn’t good your stress levels go up. It’s probably a cheap trick restaurants play on us so that we’ll spend more time eating.
#5 …and if they don’t have WIFI you want to sue them!
It’s like a bathroom without soap. How could they possibly not have WIFI. You see the “WIFI” sticker on their front window, you sit down, you order your food, you ask for the WIFI password and they say “aaa sorry, it doesn’t work”. WELL WHAT’S THE POINT OF GOING TO A RESTAURANT IF THEY DON’T HAVE WIFI???????????
#6 You spend more time texting than talking to your date
You know it’s wrong, but since your date is also doing it you tell yourself it’s ok.