We have often observed the pre-occupation some people have with their SmartPhones, even when in the company of friends and family. My learned colleague, Jim Horn, has captured this phenomenon with his rapier wit in this smart satire of our cell phone culture.

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SMART PHONES IN A NOT-SO-SMART SOCIETY

A GUIDE TO CELL PHONE CIVILITY IN MEXICO

(All incidents are based on personal observation or reliable informants).

 Amazing as it may seem, cell phones are now more ubiquitous in Mexico than tortillas!  People cannot take a walk, ride a bus, work out in the gym, or even take a leak without them. So if you are a tourist or new resident of Mexico and you have your cell phone in hand,  it behooves you to learn the national etiquette for this omnipresent apparatus.

First off, be sure to carry the device with you no matter where you are going.  Don’t think for a minute that you can go even a half hour without checking for calls, texts, or messages. If you are meeting friends in a restaurant, immediately place the phone on the table the way smokers used to immediately place their…

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7 comments on “

  1. lk25 says:

    its true all over the world I like it

  2. Funny post! I started reading, and kept thinking: This isn’t Mike’s usual style… hmm, not like Mike… hmm… Oh, duh; it’s reblogged! Ha. Reminds me of one I did a while back on cell phone use. Drives me nuts! But it’s true: all over the world!

  3. reocochran says:

    I am always leaving my cell phone either in my purse on vibrate, in my car or at home, I don’t need to be getting calls while in a social setting. We have a rule for holidays, turn them on vibrate or leave in another room. We know that is risky in case of emergencies but really, so many people ruin dinners with them on!

    • We cannot attend the movie theater in Mexico on a Friday or Saturday because the young people are texting and laughing throughout the movie. It is so distracting that I refuse to go anymore, and that is in spite of the requisite reminders flashed on the screen to turn off cell phones. One can only hope the novelty wears off some day.

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