There is a magic to BellyDance that is different for everyone…it embraces you in it’s ancient arms as a wonderful dance for young and (in my case) old whether you have absolutely no dance experience or have danced all your life. Wow! It absolutely has the power to transform your life and each dancer has a different story. Let me share a few…
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As a Shop owner, there is rarely a day when a customer comes into the store that is not huddled over their phone while trying to do business with me…they want service but their attention is distracted and I wonder if the event they are going to (since they need something from my fun make believe store) will have their undivided attention. I know I did not get their attention. I have seen teens out on dates sitting at a table texting. Are they texting each other? Have they lost all social skills? My opinion does not count to them but even college students have seen that it is distracting when discussing it among their peers. There are some that just don’t get it still…that they are saying loud and clear …this person on this text is more important than you are….once again “Do I matter to you?” and the offender is clearly saying no.
This may be the next opportunity for a book in Sociology, “the effects of cell and text use in communication” (if it has not already been written) The question is, do I now add this to my ban of cell phone use while requesting service? Now I say (along with the signs in my Shop) “I will be happy to help you when you are off of your cell “. What verbage is next? I will be happy to help you when you are off of your PDA? Don’t text while you try to talk to me? Talking is quicker so put the phone away for another time at play??? If anyone who owns a business has come up with a pleasant solution please let me know…because these are nice people with an ugly habit.
*Here are some notes from folks in the know about cell phone/IPOD/texting ediquette:
“Do I need to remove both earbuds from my IPOD when running into a friend or client?”
Jodi R. R. Smith, author of From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Woman ($10, amazon.com): If you’re having more than a two-minute conversation, then, yes, both buds need to come out―whether you turn off the device or not. And that goes for your Bluetooth earpiece, too.
Joni Blecher, editorial director of LetsTalk.com: Yes. People want to know that the person they’re talking to is really paying attention to them.
Sue Fox, founder and president of EtiquetteSurvival.com: Remember―etiquette is all about making the other person more comfortable. How comfortable could your friend be trying to talk to you when you’ve got something in your ears?
Remember, you are going to have a lot of fun in my little Shoppe exploring, discovering and playing pretend…so put that discussion on hold and look around (not down)…
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