Ever carried on scrolling while a loved one tries to talk to you about the tediums of day to day life? Me too. When someone is droning on about the benefits of one limescale remover over another, your eye may wander to that super interesting article you meant to read earlier. Or a stranger’s Instagram story. Or anything, really.
No matter how boring the conversation, it matters to the person speaking. Put down your phone. Turn your body towards the person speaking. Pretend to listen.