Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hearing, seeing, touching, tasting the real world

My husband swears he's told me things that I've no recollection of hearing. The excuse is usually I had my nose buried in a book, or my kindle, or glued to the computer screen. It's a good excuse. And if it's something that matters, my husband will tell me again.

He told me about the woman who walked into a fountain while texting...

...and today a friend told me of a young man who walked into busy traffic...

Suppose that fountain was a busy intersection; suppose those cars couldn't stop.

When I'm buried in a book or my kindle or glued to the computer I miss lots of things, but at least I'm not moving around in the real world at the same time, and at least my inattentiveness won't end up burying me.

I guess I ended up writing rather a sad 50-word story today: Warn your kids, your family, your friends, and remember the real world really hurts.


Bearman said...

Usually it is the wife complaining the husband isn't listening.

Claudia said...

Hi Sheila,
that's the reason I don't multitask :))
Thanks for sharing this video ;)

Jean Henry Mead said...

As long as your're not driving while reading or texting, you're all right. :)