So, I've been thinking. (comforting, isn't it?)
I've been thinking about whether or not it's okay to do other things (like chatting to other people or reading things) while talking to someone on the phone.
On one hand, people are busy and I understand that they want to get as much as possible done. I understand that I live in the mulit-tasking generation.
On the other... for me, at least, it feels a bit like the person isn't really all that interested in what I am saying... like they have other things to do.
It can feel this way with chats as well, when you know that the person you are talking to is also talking to 10 other people. :P (okay, slight exaggeration, at least for the most part...)
It's probably technically "okay" to do this... but is it the best thing to do? Does it really benefit you or the people you are talking to when you give them this sort of divided attention?
Now, I'm not saying that I've never chatted with more than one person at a time... I've had up to 5 conversations going at once. (On the phone, however, I usually do nothing but talk to the person. Sometimes I tidy or something like that, but I don't do things that require much thinking. :)) But I didn't like it, nor did I initiate all of those conversations. Even two is hard for me, because I feel like I am not giving as much attention to one person as I am to the other. So... basically, I'm not saying that it's wrong to talk to more than one person at a time, but I think that sometimes you should give your friends your undivided attention... at least for a little while.
What do you all think? (and no, this post is not directed at any person in particular... I've just been thinking about this and talking about it with my dad. He suggested I write about it... so, I did. :))