I got to work this morning and, as I always do, parked in the same parking space. I noticed a car was parked in front of me. It was running and had its lights on. There was a young woman in the car and she was texting.
At least she waited until her car was stopped. I hope. I see waaaay too much of this.
I wondered what could be so important she felt compelled to be dashing off a message with her thumbs - which always reminds me of someone using Morse code - before she could even shut her car off. Of course she was completely oblivious to my presence or anything else around her.
Maybe that is my biggest objection to texting. People seem to get so caught up in it they are totally unconscious of their surroundings.
I like this poster. A lot. And, yes, I have seen this - and I am sure you have, too - where people are sitting together and both of them are staring into their phones and/or pecking away with their thumbs.
But I have a confession to make. I do not text. I have sent a grand total of less than 10 text messages in my entire life. And each of them was a major hassle as far as I was concerned. Yes, yes, yes. I know all the arguments why texting is so terrific. And I am sure I will start to do it one of these days - at least a little bit. But at this time I .... just ... don't ... do ... it.
Keep in mind I am old fashioned. I don't do this.
And I just can't get excited about this.
And I don't own one of these. However I have thought about getting one as they do seem rather fun and useful.
I don't even own one of these things.
But I am always happy to talk to people on one of these (assuming I have not shut it off or am not in the mood or am doing something else).
I enjoy listening to these a great deal.
Of course if I am in my car, well, you can't play a vinyl record so the only option is to play one of these.
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