Saturday, July 28, 2012
Every day something new is invented that enriches and enhances our lives. These exciting discoveries are immediately placed in our hands with the sincere believe that we, as highly intelligent creatures, will conquer the use of the objects rather than allowing the objects to conquer us. Some of us actually use a thing called "common sense" to control our decisions about how to use things like...uh, let's say...cell phones.
The last time we attended an auction, a woman text-walking plowed straight into me and hit me me so hard that I lost my balance. I was in total shock as she mumbled an "excuse me" and simply continued on walking and texting.
Only this morning, while reading another blog, did I become aware of deaths and injuries that have occurred from persons text-walking off buildings, bridges and piers. Heartbreaking, tragic and sad....and avoidable. People become oblivious to surroundings and create true danger for themselves and others when they fail to just stop for a minute or two to concentrate.
We have experienced the hazards of "texting while driving" and now we are becoming aware of the hazards of "texting while walking". Some cities have already put laws in place to control this activity and levy huge fines on persons caught walking their streets with their faces glued to their cell phone screens.