After I Saw This, I Put Down My Phone And Didn’t Pick It Up For The Rest Of The Day

I am guilty of this, so seeing this made me sad. I’m going to try to change my habits — for my family, my friends, and myself.

How about you? – Kim Hohman

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176 Responses to "After I Saw This, I Put Down My Phone And Didn’t Pick It Up For The Rest Of The Day"

  1. Allie  September 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    When people stop being boring, I’ll put down my phone.

    • Saffron  September 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      People wouldn’t be so boring if they stopped hiding behind their phones and being antisocial.

    • caity  September 17, 2013 at 5:48 am


  2. Sergio Cardenas  September 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    technology bring us closer to those far away from us, and further away from those around us

  3. Bigfoot  September 9, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Its funny because I seen and watched this on my phone

  4. May  September 12, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I totally don’t understand what this video’s about. Makes no sense after watching it all.

  5. Jon  September 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

    See what happens when you can’t afford an iPhone?

  6. mostlydeep  September 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    If you liked this vid, you should watch Get Back. Brilliant short video which states the same thing but in a beautiful way. It speaks to you deep within.

    Directed by Elliot Rausch, i think he’s a genius

  7. Macho  September 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This is called someone make up my mind for me.

  8. AndysRecords Aberystwyth  September 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Mitigating this behaviour by saying we are now in contact with so many more people is missing the point. This video is largely focusing on a critique of people whose use of non-direct comms apps (camera, games, tweets, Facebook etc) gets in the way of real-life experiences and/or the chance to be a part of someone else’s story (the bowling, the birthday cake no-one looked straight at) or at the way their self centred arsehattery makes it hard for someone behind you to see what you’re filming on your little device. Telephones good. iPhones bad.

  9. Thomas Jones  September 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve been at places where people get there food take another ten r so mins to put down the phone and complain about the food being cold.

  10. Steve  September 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    WOW i read some of these posts and i was shocked at some of them. Cell phones have taken over our lives weather you want to believe it or not. I am from Toronto, Canada and just to show you what i mean we had a power outage a few weeks back and it was down for 48hrs and the amount of people that did not know what to do with them selves was shocking. So after it came back up after 48hrs i went on to Facebook to see and it was just so very wrong the amount of people that said the same thing that they felt lost without their phone and to me that is pretty sad that we so depend on it for everything. I have a small business and yes i depend on my phone but not like that and i believe that we should all really stand back and evaluate how much this dependent is going to be the downfall for all.

  11. hans  September 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I see the point you made and I agree with you. I think it is indicative of the growing Idiocracy. Unfortunately, it’s hard to take you seriously when you misspell words and have punctuation errors. No excuse.

  12. Fab Galaktaros  September 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

    People… is part of evolution. In few years We will become one with technology. So lets get used to. Now I have to say that I dont like the OMG LOL WTF people because of the constant cyber-gosip that they create. These devices should be amplifying our lives,a tool not just for social sites but for knowledge and creation. The only tools I saw in the video is the tool-head people represented in it. So dont freak out… the singularity is near ;)

  13. Bill Nigh  October 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I have an ‘old’ cell phone; I use it in emergencies and occasionally for convenience, but otherwise it sits Idle.

    I say hello to people on the street (which invariably elicits a pleased smile and response), engage service/counter people when I buy stuff, take nice long walks, and otherwise enjoy a full life without having to be constantly ‘on’. It works pretty damned well, folks, but, do what you like.

  14. SURINDER UPPAL  November 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm


  15. Mars  November 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I have my cell but never use it around others very often.
    That being said I love taking pictures on it as I’m photographer
    as well and my camera is being fixed. I still live at that
    moment but can still get a few pictures in. People saying cell phones are bad
    what if you get in a car accident but your by yourself and only involved your
    car? What if your car breaks down? I have had my cell with me in emergency
    situations and been a saver. Now I know some people would stop and help
    if they saw someone stuck but in this day of age you really should not get into
    the car with someone you don’t know. When it happened to me even the AMA
    told me get into my car lock it and wait for them to come. I had a few ppl
    while waiting ask for me to get in their car and they will drive me where I need to go.
    How about the time when someone drives you off the road and they were in the wrong
    yet in a fit of rage jump out of their car and come running at you. I had 911 in a flash
    all I had to do was tell him and hold up my phone and he backed off away from my car
    and sped away somewhere safe.So for people who say cells are no good maybe think
    again. I understand not using it with friends I do that but to fully get ride of them no thanks.
    They save lives. Everyone just needs to learn courtesy and manners.


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