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... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGpVpsaItpU&feature=related

...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: http://sheiladeethdrabbles.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-dribbles-29.html. Warn your kids, your family, your friends, and remember the real world really hurts.

3 comments:

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 ;)
Claudia
www.claudiadelbalso.blogspot.com

Jean Henry Mead said...

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