I'm going to get something to read....

We were away at a two-day retreat, me and my four (male) colleagues. We worked hard this morning, and broke for lunch. As we sat around the table, one was fussing with his GPS system looking for directions for getting home, two were reading their emails on their iPhones and the last one was sending SMS on his Crackberry.

All was quiet.

I remarked, "Well, I suppose I'll go get something to read." One colleague looked up and asked "Why?" "Well," I answered, "if you are all so busy, I need something to do, too."

And they went back to their toys.

I sat back and enjoyed the winter sun until the waitress came.

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