Look up!

@sallypup (26679)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 25, 2017 6:23pm CST
NPR (National Public Radio) has had a couple of reports about folks in Hawaii getting fined for looking at their phones or other devices while walking across the street. The report brought back memories for me. Airport memories. Folks walking, staring into their devices, folks heading into the bathroom, almost knocking me down cause they were not looking where they were headed. Once I got into my plane seat, sitting between two people, glad I could fit nicely into the little space, I noted a person on left, my right. Neither one seeming to note me. Very polite. Very distant. And my elbow and blouse almost touching them, we all so close. Their techie devices kept them apart from me. They were in a whole other world than me. I read my paper back book and did my best to keep the space quiet. Very odd feeling to me. Very much like I was within the pages of a science fiction novel.
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@rebelann (39734)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
I saw a couple little kids playing and running with halloween stuff in the isles at Walmart yesterday and low n behold their dingy ma was talking and texting on the phone, imagine what could have happened if an elderly person with a cane had tried to walk along that isle, they would have knocked the elder over.
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@rebelann (39734)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
Ours are never that quiet @sallypup but at least between 9am and 2pm during the school year it's not nearly as bad.
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@kobesbuddy (43987)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Oct
With those devices in hand, some people are actually dangerous, to themselves and to anyone else who gets in front of them.
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@sallypup (26679)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct
@kobesbuddy Its like the people are part robot/part human.
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@kobesbuddy (43987)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Oct
@sallypup Yes, that's a very good description, a complete picture of it!
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@JudyEv (121547)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I sometimes think people hide in their devices. There is no compulsion to even attempt to make a little small talk if you can pretend you're attending to important emails.
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• United States
26 Oct
I see people riding a bike with their cell phones in hand. Many ride without using their hands and just peddle along. They too should be more aware. Even though they have the right to ride in the streets, they have to abide by the same rules as those driving motorized vehicles.
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@sallypup (26679)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly My Mom has never driven therefore she walked alot. Even years ago kids on bikes were hazards to her. This new wrinkle is even more scary. I agree. The bicyclists need to get with it.
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• United States
27 Oct
@sallypup I once had to blow my horn at one of the crazy people riding a bike and on their phone. It scared them quite a bit, but the moron almost ran into me! I swerved way over the yellow line to avoid hitting them.
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@sallypup (26679)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly And they would have blamed you.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
26 Oct
I heard about the new law in Hawaii. I have heard about people walking into telephone poles and falling into manholes because they were looking at their phones instead to watching where they were going.
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@sallypup (26679)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct
@RichardMeister Wow. Darwin's law in action?
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Oct
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct
Phones may eventually rob us of speech. We will march around like automatons staring at screens.
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@sallypup (26679)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct
@JamesHxstatic You don't already see this in Portland?
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct
@sallypup There is a lot of it, yes.
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