The biggest problem with mobile phones…

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Before mobile phones:

Phone call 11:00am
Chris: I’m in town running errands today. Want to meet for dinner tonight?
Alex: OK sure. Where? When?
Chris: Broadway cafe. 8pm. See you there.
Alex: OK see you.

Dinner takes place at the Broadway cafe at 8pm.

 

After mobile phones:

Phone call 11:00am
Chris: I’m in town running errands today. Want to meet for dinner tonight?
Alex: OK sure. Where? When?
Chris: Let me think about it. I’ll call you later.
Alex: OK see you.

Phone call 3:30pm
Chris: Hi again. How about Broadway Cafe?
Alex: OK sure. When?
Chris: I should be able to make it by 7:30pm. I’ll call you later to confirm.
Alex: OK.

SMS 5:30pm
Chris: I’m running a bit late. Let’s say 8pm.
Alex: OK see you there.

Phone call 5:35pm
Alex: Hey I was wondering… would you be interested to try the new Vietnamese place instead? Viet Stars?
Chris: OK. But I’m not sure where it is. Can you text me the address?
Alex: Sure.

SMS restaurant address

SMS 7:50pm
Alex: Sorry I’m stuck in traffic. I may be a bit late.
Chris: No worries. If I get there first I’ll get us a table.

SMS 8:05pm
Chris: The place looks dead. Bad sign. There is this happening French place just a few doors down. I’ll try get a seat there.
Alex: French? My ex is French. OK whatever. ;p Be there in 10.

Phone call 8:20pm
Alex: Hey where are you?
Chris: I’m seated at the back of Chez Claire.
Alex: OH! I’m standing out front. OK see you in a sec…

Dinner takes place at the Chez Claire at 8:25pm.