Another first for me last night; someone texted all through a meeting. Not just one or two messages, an ongoing conversation from opening to closing. The kicker here is that it was just the two of us! Just me and my multi-tasking new friend.
I don't even like to see people knitting during a meeting. I go to a meeting to connect with others in recovery. I suppose I understand the motivation at retreats and conference where you sit for hours listening to speakers, but in a one hour meeting is it really necessary to multitask like that? I'm making judgments here, but I might as well stay home if I put that kind of boundary around myself in the rooms.
If I could find a way to read a book, play WoW*, and watch a movie all at the same time I'd never leave my lazy-boy. I'd get the same neutral disconnection I get from binging. Ha! Just had a flash of that Seinfeld episode where George is eating sandwiches during sex.
* That would be World of Warcraft. I'm a level 50 Troll Hunter. For the Horde!