Madness! Chaos! People flooding the streets in dismay!!!
Actually, a Candy Crush Shutdown would cause that to happen - not the "partial" government shutdown we are all marinating in at the moment. That's simply more "the sky is falling" histrionics in Washington.
Perhaps that's why one restaurant is giving its customers 10% off their meal if they hand their cell phones in to the hostess before sitting down to dine with their (in)significant other and/or children. And I do mean children. Parents are as hooked, if not more, on their gadgets than the kids they are yelling at to put them away and go to bed...so they can then use theirs in peace and quiet. Would you dine at this restaurant? Would you be able to turn your i-whatever in and engage in some chit-chat with your dinner companion? Make some eye contact?
I, for one, would love for such a thing to catch on (especially at my SBC Happy Hour in Branford on Wednesday October 2 - unless we're talking taking pictures together); I want people interacting, socializing taking place. Social networking is the new socializing. You must have heard that, right? Or read it on your gadget probably. Well, if it isn't it soon will be - and that'll be the real shutdown.