Stopped by McD's this afternoon to grab some lunch. Got my cheeseburger, my fries and my small vanilla shake and sat down next to a window overlooking the McD's play area. Out there 3 sets of parents. At one table sat a younger gal. Over at another table sat a woman more middle aged. And off in the corner at another table sat a man and woman– the man on one side of the table, the woman on the other. While I ate my food I'd glance over at the kids playing, then I'd glance at the parents... All parents were busy pushing buttons on their phones, with their eyes glazed to the screens. There was no conversation from any of the parents to the kids. Nor were the man & woman at their own table conversing. This went on for probably 10 minutes. I'm not going to label the experience good or bad. It just is what it is in 2014.