Are you texting while walking?

Philippines
December 18, 2009 5:11pm CST
I've seen a lot of people who do that. I don't really care if they want to. But personally, I am afraid to do it myself because of the danger it might bring me just like using phone while driving.
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22 responses
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
Sometimes I do it. Specially if im in a MALL. But never do it on the streets. It's either I got run over by rushing cars or my phone will be gone in no time by those snatchers hehehe
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• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Right. But I hope you won't do it anymore. Things are getting dangerous using the phone while walking this time..
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Yeah very dangerous indeed.
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
HaHa ..here in Philippines many people do that. they are not afraid that there are lots of snatchers hanging around. texting while walking if dangerous here because its very hot in snatchers eyes.... But if you have a very old model of cellphone you can do that, no one will harm you..
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• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I also live in the Philippines so I know that! Haha I wouldn't dare using my phone even if my phone is an old modeled. If you have watched the movie "Ang Tanging Ina", you will know what I mean :)
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
18 Dec 09
I've not even got a mobile phone at the moment but if I had, I wouldn't text whilst walking. The main reason for this is I trip up all the time when I'm out so if I had a phone in my hand, texting away...well, you can imagine how bad it could end up lol. I also think it's bad manners to text whilst walking because it increases the likelihood of bumping into someone walking in the opposite direction...but it turns out that people doing the texting never get out of the way of others, which I think is extremely rude. It's not too bad if they are speaking on the phone, at least their head is up looking where they are going.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Yeah, I can see your point at that. Hope these people realizes the mess they are doing. And it doesn't really feel good if you happen to bump on to someone who is texting while walking.. LOL @ your clumsiness... I hope you be careful always.. :)
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
heheheheheh! hi friend.....i do text while walking only when im in malls.. not in streets....hehhe! it only happens when im in a hurry!and need to catch time... its very dangerous to text in streets!these are very tempting to robbers!or worst! we might be killed !... so we must be careful in many ways.. life is short!lol.. thanks! take care happy mylotting!
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
you are very right with that.. thanks for the response
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
your very welcome friend!.. happy mylotting!..
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
i do. but most of the time when it is important. more often than not, i do not check the phone when i walk. more so when in the department store. it is too noisy for me to hear the text tone. especially in the department store, when i am doing my window shopping. LOL
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
hehehe okay... that's good.. but try to avoid it though.. snatchers might be roaming while you're texting.. be careful
• Indonesia
6 Jan 10
Yes. I am. I love texting while walking, eating, or even driving sometime. I can't see the dangerous when I'm texting while walkking. I just can see the dangerous when I'm driving only.
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
i think you should still be careful with that cause you'll never know when accidents happen..
@bhav27 (443)
• India
2 Jan 10
well i will never do this and moreover it is really very dangerous texting and walking , i do walk and talk but never walk and do text becasue while texting your concentration should be on mobile only whereas in case of talking you just need to put the phone to your ear and you can look around and there is no chance of accident but texting and walking , there is a gret chance of accident , while driving doing this will result into accident andwhile walking also.
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
yeah, very true...
@felice369 (239)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I saw many people done that, and especially my sister, she does text a lot to her friends. I have not much authority to advise her, because sometimes she listen to me, and most time, she doesn't. I would advise people if you have patience, do not text while driving or walking. Consider your safety as well as others.
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
you are right.. this ind of habit can endanger not only the life of the risk taker but also those who are near him/her...
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Yes I have before when I was on my break at work. You really have to be aware of what you're doing though. You don't want to be hitting into a truck, hehehe. If I do it I try to walk a little then stop and text a little. I really don't prefer to do it at all walking. It's better to stand or sit down, right? Take care. Happy myLotting. Keep roxing!
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
Yeah.... at least you know what to do with that. Haha. Hitting trick will most likely happen if you're not aware of the surroundings while you're busy texting :p Take care too, and happy mylotting
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
22 Dec 09
i don't really see the problem with it if people know what they are doing. I have seen people looking at the ground while texting. To each their own.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
You can't really see the problem when they do it that way. But believe me, even if they can look around while texting, it would still be dangerous because their mind was focused on what they are typing and not on where they are walking... That is why many people get troubled doing this..
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I actually don't text all that often at all. Typically when I do text it is either when I am at my desk or it is when I am riding in the car while my husband is driving. I do have a texting plan on my cell phone, but I've never thought that texting was really an efficient way to communicate so I've just never really done it all that often. Call me crazy or whatever, but where my brother and sister have been addicted to texting for a while, I've never really gotten used to it.
@l33tgirl (289)
• New Zealand
20 Dec 09
I do it - I just make sure not to do it when I'm crossing a road.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
oh...but you really should be careful.. maybe try to avoid it
• United States
19 Dec 09
I tend to text and walk arond a lot of the times no matter where i'm at or wherej i'm going i also have a bad habbit of texting in the shower and while driving i acctually have crashed because i was texting while i was driving my car
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
OWWW my! Now, you really have to stop doing that habit because it is very dangerous.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
No I don't use cellphone while I'm walking because it is dangerous you can hit by a car. Some people still doing it and I can't understand them if they want to text or to call they can stop for a while.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Yeah... I think they should really do that. I hope they will
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
I am one of those people you saw texting while walking. I do text every time I receive special and important messages. I know it isn't a good idea to text while you are walking along the street but i don't know why I continue doing it. Well maybe because I still focus on walking even when I am texting. I can write a message on my cellphone even without looking at it. I already memorized all the keys so it is very easy for me to do it.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I know people like you who have already mastered evry keypads of their phones. But I guess you would still be careful because it's very risky!
@rhea2009 (50)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
yeah yeah yeah i do it ofetn. it was the reason why i dont have a celphone now. i was a victim of a snatcher twice and it was because of my stupid celphone. why, i cant help texting while walking especially if someone is my just my friend. im into a lot of trouble lately only because of my cellphone. now, i am not planning to buy a new one because im afraid it be snatched again and im wasting my money for it.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
You wouldn't be wasting wasting your money if you learn not to use it while walking. I hope you've learned a lesson. But it's better losing the phone only rather than losing your own life. It can get that worst you know. Just be careful next time and refrain from using the phone while walking:)
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
19 Dec 09
I used to text while walking, but now I've already got rid of this habit. Personally speaking, it's not a good habit. Just as you said, when a person completely focuses on the mobile phone, he or she may neglect some potential dangers. For instance, thieves may choose those people as their ideal targets.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
You are very right. Good thing, you have already got rid of this bad habit.
@Anneleia (54)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
Yes im texting while walking, if its emergency only. But so far im avoiding that because it is risky and a lot of holduppers are at the malls and streets.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Yeah, I think you should really avoid it because aside from holduppers, you might also be endanger you life..
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
It is very dangerous if you are driving then texting. I for one do not practice that because in driving, your senses and skills should be alert because the obstacles in road cannot be predicted but if you are aware of the roads and people, then you will avoid any accidents. AS they say " NO ONE can serve TWO masters at the same time. If you insisted it, there will always one who will suffer as consequence. It is agreeable that, texts can wait but life of a person cannot wait when in danger and cause trouble. so I would never risk my life, and other life's because of social irresponsibility, and careless actions..
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
You have a very good point of view about this matter. I o hope other people know and practice the same lesson so no one will be endangered due to someone's recklessness.
@simonelee (2718)
• China
19 Dec 09
Yes, i often do it at malls or walking outside our village but more than that i don't. If i do have a ride I'll avoid the bad habit because it might put me in danger and also innocent people on the streets. I've encountered lots of drivers doing it and they need to be disciplined.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
YEah... I hope you will be careful :)