Talk about a dying art!

The art of conversation is a dying one, and I witnessed this first hand while at a dinner function a few nights back.

A group of eight friends were round the table, every single one of them on their mobile phones while their food was in front of them.

Holding an actual conversation with another human being, face to face, appears to be becoming a dying art.

I am convinced that before long many people won’t actually talk to each other at all.

It is also becoming a hazard to walk through any town or city too, without dodging people who are walking and texting at the same time.

They seem to think it is their divine right to walk in a straight line while everyone dives out of their way to let them through.

I recently read that around 1800 pedestrians were treated for accidents cause while walking and using their mobile phones last year.

I also read that one patient, a 14-year-old boy, fell 8ft off a bridge while texting and walking at the same time.

So, next time you are eating out, count the number of phones being used around the table and tell me if I’m wrong.