Today's social dilemma is about an idea I had for a backyard BBQ at my house for the Fourth. I love having people over and grilling hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, even vege-bugers. We have a good time, we go swimming and it's always a lot of fun. However, the past couple of BBQ's I've had, I noticed that a people tend to be on their smart phones alot. Some are taking pictures, others are texting and some are actually scrolling through facebook. So this year, I thought, I want to have a backyard BBQ for the Fourth but I want everyone to put their smart phones in a basket when they come in and leave them there until the party is almost over. I figure that way if people want to take some pictures, they can take them at the end of the party, and the smart phones won't get in the way of us having fun together. Especially since in these busy times, we rarely have a chance to get the whole gang together. Well, I've been getting blowback from some of my friends who don't want to give them up. And it's not because they have small children or an elderly parent they need to stay in touch for, they just can't stand the idea of not having their phone on them for the three or four hours we'd be hanging out. Some want me to relax the rule, but I said I would follow it too. I really want to give this a try. I think it will be a nice way to reconnect with my buddies. What do you think? Should I loosen the rule, or go with it and see how it plays out? What would you do? Let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.
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