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A dangerous distraction !

Posted by Big John on January 19, 2015

It was a wet and windy day and I was just about to pull out of a parking space, when I noticed a cyclist wobbling all over the place and heading towards my car, when suddenly, he mounted the pavement (sidewalk), riding along it (still wobbling) for some distance before turning into muddy patch of lawn and disappearing behind a small office building.

So what’s so remarkable about that ? … you may wonder.

Well, as far as I could see, not once did his eyes leave the screen of his smartphone or his thumb stop texting !

What could have been so important that he couldn’t wait a few minutes to get out of the wind and rain before sending his message ?

This crazy bloke was probably risking serious injury (or worse) just to tell someone something he could have told them at any time.

He was just like one of my nutty neighbours, who immediately he leaves his car in the street, pulls out his ‘mobile’ and starts texting as he crosses the road to his house. Unless he gets run over, we’re talking about ten seconds here ! … Just about time to say …

… “I’m home dear” !

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4 Responses to “A dangerous distraction !”

  1. rummuser said

    Welcome to the twenty first century and its morons. I too have blogged about such characters and I just cannot figure why they have to do this.

  2. Grannymar said

    Of he had bumped into your car, I bet he would have tried to sue you!

  3. ginnie said

    Over a long lifetime I’ve learned to think twice before voicing a lot of thoughts. I wonder how often these texters rue the stuff that they put down so quickly?

  4. ceezone said

    “I’m home dear” — famous last words!?!

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