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Texting

My spouse and I were ushered to our table by the Maitre d'.
We noticed right off that it was strangely quiet as could be!

Zombies sat at their tables, heads bowed as if in meditation.
Many with glazed eyes as if in la la land under sedation!

I noticed that each held a small gadget in hand,
And deft thumbs clicked away to beat the band!

Each was 'texting' oblivious to family and friends.
Concentrating only on their 'receivings' and 'sends'!

Conversation was limited to an occasional, "Pass the salt, please!" 
I was fearful of being tossed out of the place should I dare sneeze!

I mused, "Will future generations learn to text before they can walk?
Lord have mercy!  Will kids in the future even know how to talk!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 8/30/2014 8:01:00 AM
    As always, love the humor you create in this write, Bob. congrats

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 5:07:00 PM
    Hello Bob, thanks for supporting my one WORD title contest. Enjoy the win. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:30:00 PM
    We're all victims of the times to some extent. I use mine too much, I know... I heard of one parent that had a neat rule for stopping all that. Everyone puts their cellphone devices in the middle of the table... anyone who checks their phone pays for the meal... it's quite genius really!

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 11:50:00 AM
    great write Bob,, texting drives me crazy. You would think there would be "some" restraint. thank you for reading Rabbit Hole ;}

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:16:00 PM
    you've nailed this one, bob! perfect couplets coupled with laugh-out-loud humor - a winning combination! hope you had a happy easter...

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:45:00 PM
    " No0 shoes, no shirt, no service"..If I owned a restaurant I would add.." no texting"..I HATE to see how it is taking over the world. Great poem my friend. BG

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:11:00 PM
    I know what you mean, Texting has certainly gone too far! I admit, I do some texting because my family sends me texts and I sometimes respond to them...though other times I just call them back, ha ha! This is a fabulous write my friend, I just loved reading it this evening! What a superior piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:10:00 PM
    So true, and so funny, Robert!! (I wrote one on the same subject quite awhile back for a limerick contest......I feel rather outdated these days with my old-fashioned ways!!