A WOMAN is annoyed that her partner is ignoring her and staring at his phone when she put hers down 30 seconds ago.
Charlotte Phelps, aged 35, laid her phone on the table after an hour playing The Sims only to discover that husband Stephen was not ready and waiting for her company but was instead absorbed in his own device.
She said: “It’s a sad indictment of modern relationships in my view. Here I am, living life free of the shackles of technology, and he’s chained to his digital crutch.
“And he’s completely oblivious to me glaring at him. He honestly doesn’t know I’m in the room. I’m not sure when he came in but he’s completely blanked me for however long it was.
“I worry about his addiction, I really do. What’s so fascinating about that phone that it outweighs a real, flesh-and-blood woman who loves him? It can’t be Tiktok because he’s not even on that, even though I share all the best ones with him.
“Sure, I use my phone. I play the odd game, I browse Instagram, I see what everyone’s up to on Facebook and the local community group, I check out auctions near me and Rightmove. But I’m able to put it down so we can watch TV together. If he can’t that’s sad.”
Stephen Phelps said: “Oh, has she finished? F**king finally.”