Of course, I wouldn't say that, but do I even say anything at all?
My best Friend comes over once a week, we order dinner (or I cook), and watch our favourite show together with my husband, and occasionally one or two other people. The issue is, Friend spends probably 80% or more of the evening on his iPhone. Occasionally he plays a game, but more often than not he is texting with other people. I feel like I have been extremely patient (this has been going on for a year or more), but I am coming to the end of my rope. Plus, it’s starting to affect me in the sense that I feel like I am not good enough company anymore, and I wonder why he bothers to come over at all if we are not going to interact. He literally sits like a bump at the end of the sofa, hunched over his phone. Last week, I put a plate of fresh, hot, home made waffles in front of him (his proclaimed favourite) and he basically ignored the plate for about 10 minutes. By that time, my husband and I were well into our meals. (Of course, normally I wait to eat until all guests are present and ready to eat as well. I’m not keen to wait on someone who is physically present, but mentally occupied with an electronic device.)
EvilPrimate wants me to return the rudeness, and pull out my Ereader when friend pulls out his iPhone, but honestly I don’t think he’d even notice. Plus, I know that’s not an eHell approved method. What can I say/do? Anything? Nothing?
(Bear in mind, Friend is EXTREMELY quick to take offense at the slightest notion. Look up “touchy” in the dictionary, and you see his picture.)