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In Defense of Texting at the Bar

I’m that person and I’m not sorry

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SSmartphones are the worst, right? They’re addictive, rotting our brains, skewing our memories, and killing the art of casual conversation. As if relying on our phones to fill every idle moment isn’t bad enough, going out in public to stare at a screen — especially at a place like a bar that’s built for socializing — surely signals the decline of our…

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Susie Armitage

Susie Armitage

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