My mother once told me I would read the side of the cornflakes packet if there was nothing else available, so if I'm not rudely checking my phone, I'll get stuck into any reading materials available in a cafe. I know this can be quite anti-social, so I read the mood of my fellow diners and TRY to act accordingly. How do you react to the supply of reading matter in this situation?
Tracie, I'm with you. I almost always have my phone in my face if I'm waiting for food or sipping a coffee. If I'm only going to be waiting for a minute or two, then yes, I'll grab whatever available magazines or newspapers are in front of me instead of pulling out my phone, but that is rare.
If the daily paper is available, I'll read that, as I don't 'get' the paper.
Once finished reading it, I'll offer it to another person there, instead of putting back in its' rack.
I don't bother reading magazines', as their articles' don't interest me.
Oh! grann, you're SO right!
These so-called 'reality' shows' are the 21st Century equivalent to the 'Bread & Circuses', of ancient Roman times!
They were/are being used to take the minds(?) of the populace 'off' the more important aspects of the day! Just mindless rubbish!
Yes, & a VERY sad indictment of our Nation's IQ level!