So many of us spend a great deal of time each day staring at screens; from computer desktops at work to smartphones or television during our free time, the average American is spending more time staring at a screen than ever before. Now, a new survey of 2,000 adults has found that a whopping 88% are so-called ‚Äúzombie eaters‚ÄĚ who stare at some type of screen while eating.
The survey, commissioned by Pretzel Crisps, aimed to shed some light on American eating habits. The results indicate that Americans are so glued to their screens, they rarely stop staring even to eat. In fact, the average U.S. eater will stare at their phone twice over the course of any given meal, and will only have five screen-free meals per week.
It‚Äôs clear from the survey‚Äôs findings that ‚Äúzombie eating‚ÄĚ is an almost universal practice in today‚Äôs culture; 91% of respondents reported watching television while eating a meal or...
It's more of discipline problem addiction problem, you can carry your phone around, but can you not use it to check your Facebook, or sneak in a quick video game during a meal. I get a lot of these problems come from the existence of social media with it's constant updates, and people having short attention spans that they can't sit still without fiddling with something.
It seems sad, but when you go to a restaurant, how many people are there using their portable screens (smartphones) while sitting at the same table with people they know? NY Post reported a few years ago that retirees watch TV for 51 hours a week; I think that was before smartphones began their climb in popularity and usefulness. Nowadays, all kinds of companies want to interact with you via your smartphone; if you don't have one, you won't get the discount coupons or be able to order a mean ahead of arriving at your restaurant.