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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:07 PM

On exactly four ocassions this weekend, people have walked

in front of my car from between parked cars with their focus on the screen of their cell phones. Some were even wearing headphones, oblivious to how close they were to being hit by my car. Please caution all your love ones to pay more attention to what is going on around them. Otherwise they are accidents waiting to happen.

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Reply On exactly four ocassions this weekend, people have walked (Original post)
mfcorey1 Dec 2014 OP
enough Dec 2014 #1
tridim Dec 2014 #3
trof Dec 2014 #4
elleng Dec 2014 #7
H. Cromwell Dec 2014 #9
elleng Dec 2014 #10
BlueJazz Dec 2014 #2
spooky3 Dec 2014 #5
ileus Dec 2014 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #8

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:17 PM

1. It's interesting how the world of here and now (the physical world we all live in)

seems to be less and less real to a lot of people. I especially worry about very small children (pre-school age) I see walking around with their eyes, brains and hands completely focused on the little screens their parents have given them.

Also will be interesting to see how this goes when the petrochemical civilization it all depends on begins to peter out.

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Response to enough (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:55 PM

3. Let's see how natural selection handles it.

Humans born into a 100% connected world is new territory for evolution. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

Everybody is still real, we always will be.

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Response to enough (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:43 PM

4. Christmas lunch with some friends.

A dozen or so of us parents, kids, grandparents get together at a local restaurant annually.

I'm a grandparent and parent.

The kids sit at their own table.
The grownups sit at an adjoining table.
We talk.

The kids have their heads buried in various 'handheld devices'.
They don't talk to each other.
They're texting or playing games.

I try, but I have very little face to face conversation with my grandkids.

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Response to trof (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:59 PM

7. I'm concerned about this, trof.

I have 2 little gtandsons; going to 1st birthday party for one next weekend, and the other is almost 5 months old. I DO hope their future contains ACTUAL human interactions.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:19 PM

9. Laid down the law...

 

I told my two young teenage grand kids (male 15 female 14) that electronic devices were not allowed at the Thanksgiving Dinner table, PERIOD. That actually got their attention, they stopped texting and Looked at me!!! I smiled and explained that I was Very Serious.
On Thanksgiving I learned that they did not lose their ability to verbally communicate; we had pleasant dinner conversation!!!

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Response to H. Cromwell (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:41 PM

10. Good to hear that!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:17 PM

2. I'll get called on this (excuse the pun) but it's sad when you come to the realization that...

 

...some of your fellow/sister citizens are too stupid to even own a phone.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:08 PM

5. Thanks. Yesterday 2 adults with 2 small kids entered a crosswalk against the signal

The adults were totally oblivious to oncoming traffic (DC metro area) and apparently unconcerned about the safety of the children. Fortunately everyone in cars hit the brakes.

This kind of thing happens so often--it's really a problem.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:15 PM

6. They also make for easy targets this holiday season.

Grab a purse and run like crazy...no one will notice because everyone's too busy staring at their smartphone.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:05 PM

8. I still find this funny...

 



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