I'm definitely not a slave to gadgets. I don't even have a phone. I am on my computer often, but I don't bring it places with me when I go out and I certainly wouldn't be on it while socializing with others. You've got to have standards with people. If someone is rude to me, sitting there on their phone when I'm trying to talk to them, I won't be hanging out with them again, period. No one really does that to me because I pick my friends carefully. The more people allow this type of behavior to go on, the more it will be thought of as acceptable in our society. You have to create the change you want to see in the world by making these rude, phone-addicted people aware that they have a problem and that it isn't okay.