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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• El Paso, Texas
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.
• United States
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.
• United States
@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.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
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.