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Thursday, January 24, 2013


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.


Erica said...

I recently saw a non-helmeted bicyclist in Carroll Gardens texting with both hands. He ran a red light and almost slammed into an elderly lady crossing who obviously had the right of way. I think every driver and passenger at that red light who witnessed this sat there stunned. People are careless morons.

K-nine said...

So you're saying I shouldn't have gotten the steering wheel clip on otter box for my iPad mini so I could watch Netflix while driving on the interstate?

Damn. There's $70 down the drain.

BobG said...

I worry more about celltards than I do drunk drivers.

Elisson said...

As well you should, BobG!