Phubbing refers to the habit of snubbing someone in favour of a mobile phone. Yesterday afternoon, a mother indulged in some hard-core “phubbing” and left her young son behind when she walked off a train in Anhui, playing on her phone. It took the police a good two hours to find the child and send him back to her. The mother was severely lectured for her neglecting her son, according to Chinanews
The 29-year-old mother surnamed Liu took a train with her son from Xinyan city to Hefei city, Anhui province at 1 pm yesterday afternoon. After Liu put her son to sleep, she began to play with her cellphone. At 9 pm, the train arrived at Hefei, she got off the train alone. Mother of the year.
When Liu remembered her son ten minutes later, the train had gone quite far away. She then called the police, who helped her track down the child.
By Lucy Liu