Phones and tablets don’t get a good reception

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Dear Ducan Barkes,

Having just read your weekly column in the Observer I too want to vent my anger at mobile phones and tablets.

A friend came to see me for a coffee one evening and spent ten minutes talking to her boyfriend on her mobile... She was going to meet him an hour later. How rude!

Last night I went to dinner with a friend, and she spent two minutes Skyping her nephew while we were eating our meal. And today I met my cousin for lunch and he spent five minutes on his mobile while we were eating.

Not sure whether people are trying to tell me I’m boring company, but I hate mobiles, like you. Growl!

Lisa Sherrington

Marshall Avenue

Bognor Regis