A TEENAGER’S parents would tell her to stop staring at her phone if doing so was not the height of hypocrisy.
Tom and Lindsey Booker are sick of daughter Ruby being glued to her iPhone at every waking moment, but are on their own phones too much to administer a justifiable bollocking.
Lindsey said: “Honestly, as soon as her alarm goes off she’s on sodding Instagram and bloody Tiktok. Which is different from me being on Twitter because I have to be for work.
“It’s like she’s not in the room. I looked up the other day after falling down a new-rug-for-the-study rabbit hole, and she’d been there for I don’t know how long. The only light in the room was coming from her phone. And mine.
“I should have a proper talk to her about screen addiction, but whenever I Google the symptoms I worry I’ve got them too then do a quick online quiz to cheer myself up. Before long an hour’s flown by so my stern lecture would only make me look like a wanker.
“What Tom and I need to do is to spend a couple of days detoxing from our phones so we’ve got the required moral standing to tell Ruby to get off hers. But that would require two days without endless scrolling content. F**k that.”
Ruby Booker said: “Are they on their phones a lot? I don’t really notice them.”