Dear Car Talk Community Time Kill Specialists,
We thought we’d pass along this note from our pal at NPR, Producer Art Silverman. He’s looking for folks to lend a hand with a story, for All Things Considered. Share your stories right here, and Art will be in touch with some of you, as the story progresses.
Thanks. When NPR calls, and we have a chance to help out one of the good shows on the network, well, we try to lend a hand – hoping, of course, that they might continue to look the other way, for another year or two.
Yours in mobile manners,
Tom and Ray
Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers
P.S. Here’s what Art had to say:
I’m hoping to do a story about a special case of?Mobile?devices & Manners. (let’s exclude cell phone usage – that’s a sub category and not for this story since talking creates its own problems)
I’m interested in how the overuse of mobile devices affects relationships.
I want to get people to tell me about situations in which a mobile device – Blackberry or iPod – violated a social situation in some way. It could be about you catching yourself absent-mindedly reading email at the wrong time… or about someone you knew who was “present but absent” – and how you handled the situation.
Did use of a mobile device ever ruin a vacation? A wedding?? A funeral?
I want to hear about situations serious & absurd.
If you are game, post your story right here. If we pursue your story, will involve a face-to-face interview within the next month or so.
P.S. The deadline for comments is October 15. Thanks!