A Long Walk Off A Short Text
May 30, 2012 § 10 Comments
Some time ago, I was perusing the (not often) useful and (always) entertaining headlines of Yahoo.com, when I came across a very timely article. After much research, the powers that be have discovered that people who text while they walk are prone to injury! Some people have walked into fountains, traffic, and even into a lake (fell right off a pier!), all due to this phenomenon of texting-while-walking. In fact, a study on people texting-while-walking “found that participants consistently veered away from walking a straight path by a 60 percent deviation.” And if you’re drunk-texting-while-walking, the deviation (and misspellings) increase exponentially! There is quite the potential for dangerous accidents to occur.
With that new and horrifying knowledge in mind, this texts-while-walking person (me, yes, I do it) took it upon herself to wonder:
What would have happened if Frodo had been texting-while-walking-and-walking-and-walking-and-walking to the fiery chasm of Mount Doom!??
Then I began to wonder:
What if Neville had been texting-while-walking his heroic way through the battle-filled halls of Hogwarts!??
Another terrifying thought occurred to me:
What if Edward had been texting-while-gliding-like-a-glistening-stone-cold-statue-of-ivory-on-wheels as he lured Bella deep into the towering, ancient forests of Washington!??
To sum it all up: Put down your phones, kids, and PAY ATTENTION. You never know when you’ll miss a step and send yourself (and your brand new iPhone) sprawling into the street in front of an oncoming car whose driver isn’t paying attention because they are texting-while-driving.
But that’s a study for another post…