More Bizarre Cell Phone Behavior

This beats all. I'm sitting in a Panera (where else?) and I look to my right. Two women are seated at a small table, coffee cups steaming between them. Both have a cellphone to their ear as they gaze in opposite directions over each other's shoulders and talk, not to one another, but to the people they have on the phone.

Here's my question: WHY BOTHER? Why bother meeting a friend for coffee if you're going to spend your time talking to other friends or family members on your phone? The fact that they're both doing it just cracks me up. I wish I had a camera. I wonder if they have any idea how silly stupid they look.

Good friends, good coffee, ... and cell phones. What a treat.