Sidewalk seating – what do people do outside in Hoboken anyway?

We’ve had some decent weather for the most part over the past few weeks. And all the Hoboken bars and restaurants have their outdoor areas set up. On paper it sounds like an easy question, but what do people do outside in Hoboken?

Find the answer(s) after the jump!

What do people do outside in Hoboken

Answer: JACK SHIT (same as they do inside, while driving, etc.)

You’d think that when two “buds” get together for a drink at a Hoboken bar (like Stinky Sullivan’s), that they’d do at least one of the two (besides drink):

  1. Catch up on old times, family, current events of the world…
  2. “People watch” (laughing at others absorbed in their technology, count the double-wide strollers, fat chicks in yoga pants, etc.)

Nope.

Look up put the phones down in Hoboken NJ

I stood on this intersection for a few minutes. These guys didn’t utter a word, make eye contact with one another, or take even a second to “look around” at life zooming by.

If more people looked up and turned their cell phones off, it would benefit them greatly. I mean don’t you feel weird out in a social situation, absorbed in your own little digital world? Can’t you do that at home?

What is the point of even going out and meeting up?