For the past couple of days I've been hunkered down waiting for "Superstorm" Sandy to blow by. My daughter's high school and my college have both been closed so we've had some time to hang out together. For lunch, Annika put together sliced apples and a dipping sauce of Almond Peanut Butter with honey mixed in. And while we chatted and munched away, my kid would occationally glance at her phone and text (still amazes me to watch her thumbs fly). In the middle of one of her texts I started to say something, to which she promptly "shusshed" me (without looking up from her phone). I was a bit taken aback and then had the following insight: From her perspective, my talking while she was texting was a rude act in which I interrupted her "conversation" with another person. From my perspective, her "text conversation" was of less importance than our "face-to-face" conversation. I shared my insight with her (when she completed her text conversation) to which she responded: "Yeah, you interrupted my conversation." I replied with a "big view" comment: "You don't distinguish between your real and virtual reality."
To which she replied: "Duh."