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.
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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