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Old November 27th, 2012 (8:02 AM).
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Ultimately, however, it's all down to the driver. I don't think a driver who hasn't got that much experience on the road would be texting whilst driving. People who drive know the consequences of what could happen so it's pretty much a 'do it at your own risk' kinda thing. To ban texting while driving would cause a lot of arguments and protests. I mean, people could have a good reason for texting whilst driving, maybe a family emergency or something in that category.

Why is texting underlined in red? Is it not a word still?
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Old November 27th, 2012 (9:17 AM).
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If it's an emergency then they can just pull over and text. Or call. I don't know why you'd text someone in an emergency when talking is so much more useful.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (9:39 AM).
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In most cases people's calls/texts while driving are far from emergencies. My sister has a habit of texting her friends while driving, next time I see her do it, Im throwing her phone in the back seat. Im not gonna let her get us into a car crash that way, she can wait to talk to her friends. I think some people just have this thing where if they get a call/text they think they need to respond right away or else.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (9:54 AM).
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People definitely have that thing where they feel they need to respond to texts. I see it all the time and more than once people have almost run into me because they weren't looking where they were walking.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (10:51 AM).
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Are you kidding me? If it's an emergency you use bluetooth or you put your blinkers on and pull over. There is NO excuse for potentially harming others around you because you are not paying full attention to the road and your surroundings!
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Old November 27th, 2012 (10:52 AM).
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My mom doesn't respond to texts while driving, but she will do it most any other time... in the store, while eating dinner, in the bathroom, etc... it can be annoying when she feels the need to interrupt a meal just to reply to a text.

If i was riding in a car and the driver wanted to text, I'd probably take their phone away too. And I'd have my phone off (or better yet, leave it at home) when I'm on the road.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (11:50 AM).
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Yeah, me bringing up emergency was the brightest idea, didn't really think that one through.

To be fair, where I live you don't see too many people texting whilst driving, only at traffic lights. I definitely wouldn't text if I was driving, especially if I was driving a LeSabre.

In my house we aren't allowed to text or call someone whilst eating unless it is an important call, even in those situations we leave it unless it really is massively important.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (12:19 PM).
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Well the way I see it, hands-free phone isn't all that much different than the driver talking to his/her passengers in the car. No one complains about chatting with passengers, so on that regards it's almost the same, as long as it's a hands-free of course. Holding the phone is a totally different matter. As long as your eyes are on the road and you have your hands free, it should be fine.


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Old November 27th, 2012 (1:02 PM).
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Omg jealous of people with family dinners that are actual family time. I don't think we even have a dining room table...
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Old November 27th, 2012 (1:30 PM).
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We only have family dinners during special holidays. Otherwise it's just 'grab your meal and go back to whatever it is you're doing'
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We have family dinners every day, and I can't really imagine us not to until I move out. It doesn't feel right just grabbin' a meal and taking it elsewhere. Family dinners is when we sit down and discuss things going on in life and we actually get a lot sorted out during family meal time.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (2:05 PM).
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Back at home we still have family dinners... way too early for me. I like living on my own since I can set dinner time for a time that works for me. I never did like the stuff we talked about at the dinner table... mostly news and politics related stuff that I was completely out of the loop about.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (2:11 PM).
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Family dinners??????? In my family, no matter what occasion, the kids get their meals and eat away from the adults, lol. Stress levels would be too high otherwise.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (3:48 PM).
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Omg jealous of people with family dinners that are actual family time. I don't think we even have a dining room table...
We technically have a dining room, but there's no dining room table.

We eat our meals as a family at the kitchen table though
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Old November 27th, 2012 (5:01 PM).
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I used to love family dinners because they always meant great food, roasts are just the best. But haven't had one in a very long time, everyone in the family is too busy I guess... It's a shame really, but guess it can't be helped. Roast pork though omg.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (5:19 PM).
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Family dinners are nice.Last one was Thanksgiving, roast turkey, stuffing, etc(yum). Roasts are so good. Having Roast Beef for Christmas dinner :D
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Old November 27th, 2012 (9:54 PM).
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I have eaten probably 99.99% of my meals (when I'm home) in front of a computer for the past five years. Family dinners are virtually non-existant in my house and the last time I remember eating as a family was when my dad decided to be a healthier eater and cooked this really healthy dinner. It lasted like a week and then everything went back to normal and he went back to fish sticks and things that you can toss in the oven.
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Old November 27th, 2012 (11:09 PM).
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The only times I don't eat a family dinner is when my parents' fly out somewhere and me and my sis are home alone.

But yeah, life would be really weird without no family meals for us...
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I have eaten probably 99.99% of my meals (when I'm home) in front of a computer for the past five years. Family dinners are virtually non-existant in my house and the last time I remember eating as a family was when my dad decided to be a healthier eater and cooked this really healthy dinner. It lasted like a week and then everything went back to normal and he went back to fish sticks and things that you can toss in the oven.
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When I am at my parents house, we will eat around the table and chat, since I am not home much. When I am in my flat, I will eat on my desk where my TV and computer and Laptop are, because I am normally talk to Kura or watch something! :3
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Old November 28th, 2012 (3:24 AM).
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It depends on the night for me. My dad works very late hours sometimes, so when that happens we'll normally just eat wherever/whenever. When he's home though, we all chat around the table. :)
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Old November 28th, 2012 (5:32 AM).
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Eating around the table will happen more often for me when I go back home to my family for the holidays. It doesn't usually happen with my uni housemates since we never have enough time and usually cook our own individual meals.
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Old November 28th, 2012 (7:22 AM).
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Family meals were definitely never a thing for me. They've been more so than ever since I've been living with people for the last year and a bit but they're still a kinda alien concept for me, and for... 16 or so years I think I could count on one hand the number of 'family meals' (or, honestly, family anything) which we had haha. The closest I ever get is eating with my flatmates and even that doesn't happen very often.
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We kinda grew out of the family dinner thing the older my brother's and I got. Now we really only do the traditional sit down dinner for the holidays and such.
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Old November 28th, 2012 (10:17 AM).
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I do enjoy family dinners over the holidays. We used to always have family dinners when I was growing up, but we stopped. The older I got the more awkward they became.
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Old November 28th, 2012 (11:36 AM).
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My dad likes to have family dinners when all four of us (me, my brother and my my parents) are together, for whatever occasion. The rest of my family, on the other hand, couldn't really give two figs about them. We'll entertain him on a random Sunday, and at Christmas, but that's about it. Given that my brother and I have long since moved out of home, they're a very rare event in general, and not all that common when we do return for whatever reason.
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