I'm afraid it's just a sign of the times and most of us at one time or another have been guilty of the same crime.

You could be in any restaurant any night of the week and see dozens of tables sitting in silence because everyone at them is playing with their phones. You've seen the photos with captions showing parties from the 80's and now, every one having a great time to people sitting on couched texting or looking at their phones.

The art of good old fashion conversation is now simply lost on most folk as they'd rather be texting, surfing the net or be interacting with others online via social media sites rather than with the people they are sitting with. I never bring my cell phone to meetings at the station or meetings at other locations.