When dad came back with their tray of food, he tried to sit at the tv table, but the size of the monitor made the table too crowded in front of his chair. So he told the kids he couldn't fit at the table and asked them if they would move to an adjacent table so they could all sit together. The kids refused. The dad gave the food to the kids and moved to the other table by himself. I watched him eat his burger in silence, while the kids excitedly played with their screen.
This is where we are in the world: kids refusing to take a 15-minute break from their digital obsession to eat a meal with their loving father. When we let frivolous technology govern our lives, and particularly the lives of our children, our demise is not far off. No wonder our families, education system, and the culture at large are in the state they're in.