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A man and a woman just walked by....

The woman had her phone in her hand and he just walked along beside her.  My first thought was, once upon a time, they'd have probably walked by, hand in hand.  Maybe it's the lost romantic  in me.  I sometimes wish we could go back for one day of when we dated.  That would be so sweet.  

 

What might your first thought be to see a couple go by that way?

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First thought????  None really.  It's become the norm.  I do see elderly couples walking hand in hand and I would think to myself "how lovely, sweet, and enduring."  Connection with others is what we are lacking and missing in our lives.  Sad.

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Re: A man and a woman just walked by....

He was probably her brother, co-worker or just a friend.  Do all couples walking together have to be romantically involved?

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@Kachina624 wrote:

He was probably her brother, co-worker or just a friend.  Do all couples walking together have to be romantically involved?


Of course not.  But in my mind, around here, probably.  50/50 shot.

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Re: A man and a woman just walked by....

I think people in our company deserve our undivided attention.  I dislike phones for this reason.  People are missing so much pleasure and so much of life with their nose in their phones.

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It's the scourge of our time - everyone looking down at their phone all the time.  They can't live without it, or so it seems.

 

 

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I wouldn't have thought anything.  Sounds like a normal couple to me.  Adult couples don't go through life holding hands, rubbing each other's backs and French kissing in public like Harry and Megan or Courtney and Travis.  It's been 38 years since our dating days but hubby and I never walked around holding hands.  Honestly, romance and love are not about holding hands.

 

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I once saw elderly couples who walked arm-in-arm as a romantic gesture. Now that I am doing it, I realize it is more about fall prevention. I rely on my husband anytime we are out of our home. The good news is that I have saved him from falling twice. There's all kinds of romance--even fall prevention. Neither of us would ever walk while talking on a phone.

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Re: A man and a woman just walked by....

@qualitygal 

 

My first thought? People are with each each other, but not with each other.

 

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Re: A man and a woman just walked by....

Well you said that she had her phone in her hand but you didn't say that she was using it.  I just had an imagine in my head of a couple walking along together and the woman happened to be carrying a phone in her hand.