People have gotten so rude with their cell phones and smart phones that an online campaign to stop it is getting worldwide attention.
The "Stop Phubbing" campaign was started by an Australian man. Phubbing stands for phone snubbing and in downtown New Orleans most people tell me they're sick of it also, especially at businesses and restaurants.
A woman with her young son in a stroller says she thinks "phubbing" is really rude. "My children, my friends, my age. I'm in my thirties and even my friends do it. They'll come to my home, sit on my sofa and play on the phone." She says it's irritating, and "It makes you wonder what they're even here for."
A man chimed in, "You know if I've got an important phone call, I'm going to take it and they're just going to have to deal with it."
Another man says, "We rely on the phone too much. It's even to the point we don't talk anymore. I think texting is so not personal."
The 23-year-old started his online efforts because he says phubbing is getting out of hand. On his website he says, imagine relationships only based on status updates and our ability to communicate completely eradicated.