Just when you think you’ve seen it all... more Techno-Stupidity.
There’s an old saying: Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. And then there are some people who, when you hand them the fishing pole, they will try to pick their nose with it.
It’s bad enough that smartphones - a world of information and communication in the palm of your hand! - have created an explosion of stupid behavior in the form of Texting While Driving. (Texting, in this context, includes other smartphone-related activities such as looking at Facebook or Twitter, checking your e-mail, or doing pretty much anything that requires you to pay more attention to your phone than the road in front of you.) Talking on the phone while driving is distracting enough; people who text while driving should just save everyone the trouble and take a long drive off a short pier.
But today, I saw something that ramped things up to a whole new level of moronicity. The woman in the car next to me whipped out an iPad (!) and started banging away on it... while driving.
Being the discreet gentleman I am - Mr. Debonair, that’s me! - I refrained from giving her a One-Finger Salute... but only because she never would have seen it with her nose buried in that fancy-schmancy Retina display.
2 years ago