Sadly the art of face to face conversation and the correct usage of language has long since died for most, the use of txt speak and mobiles has pretty
much destroyed the noble art of chat.
Mobile phones are now a deadly bit of technology used by the masses to communicate and run their daily lives, mostly by people oblivious to the
outside world, I watch women take their life in their hands walking along transfixed by this little object while crossing the road, not so much a look
either way for traffic, the world must stop and look out for them.
There was a recent UK news story about a girl who walked in to a canal because she was texting her boyfriend, for some god awful reason a tv channel
actually interviewed this idiot who sat on the couch waxing on about how silly she felt but you could actually tell that for some reason she loved the
attention yet failed to grasp that it was because she was a complete fool.
Most women I have seen get a phone in their hand and the world is switched off, they get off a bus or a train and stop dead the second the foot hits
the pavement and the phone is brought up in to 'text mode', people behind her are forced to try and get past her without knocking in to her while she
stands hunched over this little box object pouring her entire life force into it.
Young males are no better these days, the phone is their prime focus while sat down, constantly being played with and paraded around like some trophy
of their manliness.
Girls sit next to each other and text one another, the air is filled with the annoying noise of Blackberries pinging while people doing this sit mere
feet away. Do they talk, no, that's old and out dated, texting is the new talking and boy are they enjoying this new technology while grumpy old farts
like me sit and use our vocal chords like we used to in those days long gone.
Now your whole life is mapped out on twitter and Facebook, how ever did we manage before it?
Now you can have 10,000 'likes' and tweet about what type of bowel movement you just had because you know the waiting world needs to know such
information, you are doing the planet a great service by passing on such valuable words. Should I pop around to a friend who has come back from
holiday and look at his or her pictures over a cup of tea or a glass of wine, no, look at them on Facebook, much easier and saves all that walking.
People, we need to revive the lost art of conversation and meeting real people, we are becoming DIM LIFELESS SHELLS who tweet and not talk face to
face, we shorten words to abominations like C U instead of actually seeing the person or typing see you, its dumbing us down, language and people are
such amazing things, stop leading a totally virtual life, nip around to see a mate, sit down and have a face to face chat, use real words and not some
Use that mobile for what its there for, important unavoidable messages, if you must use it then stand or sit out of the way of people getting on with
their lives and for goodness sake, look around if you must walk with it stuck too your ear, also if you wish to stay on this planet alive a little
longer then don't text and walk..
Death is but a mere footstep away....
edit on 4-2-2013 by Mclaneinc because: (no reason given)