posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 09:54 AM
This is getting silly, i live in the center of a busy, compact city. The high street is more like a very busy train station.
I dont like to walk and text because the few minutes it takes to get to my next resting location, is worth avoiding being run down or falling over
school children/pets/fire hydrants. Plus the quite obvious desire not to drift into people like a dumb iceberg and generally not be a nuisance.
Some people seem to walk and text not only oblivious to their surroundings (that's their own problem) but almost seem to use the phone as a mystical
device to part crowds of people - this irritates me greatly! How arrogant?!
It seems to send the message "I'm texting or reading my phone, you can see that im using my phone, therefore YOU must get out of MY way because im
Seems like common curtsey in the street is slowly falling away.
What should i do about it? Perhaps start texting and walking around too i guess? Why should i have to CONSTANTLY walk around people who would
otherwise just walk right into me. Some times they even look up, see me, look back at their phone and march on the same path right at me! Its not a
big deal to step around some one and i dopnt mind, but when its only me doing it, all the time, all the way to my destination, each time it just chip
chip chips away.
Once, a lady coming towards me with her friend, looking at her phone, forced me into the road AND bumped into me, when i turned and shouted "hey
watch where you are going you just bumped me into traffic!" she didnt respond AT ALL. I was amazed and stunned, you just hit some one, made them
walk in the road against on coming traffic without so much as a sorry. She was about 40 years of age (its not all young people!).
Am i being overly sensitive, old and grumpy?