On any given day do you text once, twice, or more?
As a general rule, I don’ t text. I do, however, occasionally answer text messages. I rarely ever send out a text first. I think texting is great especially when you have to communicate with someone who is say in a hospital or other place that a ringing phone wouldn’t be appropriate.
I have nothing against texting except my eye sight. The screen and the key pad are just too small for me to do it quickly and continuously like some do. I know, if I did it more I’d probably get faster and better at it, but ….
There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about texting and driving. Around our state (Georgia), many schools are promoting petitions for the students and teachers, as well as parents, to sign saying they won’t text and drive.
That’s all well and good. I think it’s great, but isn’t it just good old fashion common sense not to text and drive? I can’t image trying to drive and type at the same time. Maybe I’m just getting old.
There was also a question in the news recently about policemen using their laptops and driving. The officer in charge said his officers would continue to use their laptops and drive because the computers were mounted at eye level and won’t interfere with their driving. I have friends who are cops, but I don’t agree with that decision. Looks like it could cause them to wreck just as easy as the average driver texting. Okay, I won’t go off on a rant here.
I will end this rambling by telling you why I even got to thinking about texting and driving.
My new phone notifies me when I get an e-mail and I’m able to check it from my phone. I was in the grocery store this week when my phone beeped that I had a new e-mail. I began checking to see what it was as I continued down the aisle with my cart. I heard a man speak loudly and looked up to see he was speaking to his daughter in front of me.
She had stopped and he was telling her to move. I had almost run into her with my shopping cart because I was busy checking my e-mail and not looking where I was going. No one was hurt and we had a good laugh especially after I told him maybe there should be a law against me walking and checking my e-mail much less texting.
Anyone else get carried away with the wonders of modern technology and almost have a mishap?
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