Sunday, March 18, 2007

Another negative aspect of the prevalence of cell phones

Aside from the fact that the cell phone has done more to erode what's left of common courtesy than any invention in history, it's also made it harder for the rest to identify the weirdos. Used to be when you saw someone walking down the street and muttering, you knew they were talking to themselves and thus should be avoided. Easy. Now, you don't know if they're holding a phone to their ear on the side of their head you can't see and discussing dinner plans or if they're talking to invisible robots and discussing how to turn your skull into a gravy boat. Worse, they may have one of those incredibly stupid looking clip-on ear phones. So now you don't know if these people are weirdos or just tools (believe me, if you use one of these gimmicks, you are, indeed, a tool. And spare me the safety lecture. Hands-free? More like dignity free).

I guess we'll have to go back to the old days of tag and release when it comes to keeping track of the weirdos. Thanks, cell phones. Thanks a lot.

1 comment:

Gadzooks64 said...

Amen, Brother.

I have to chuckle at all the people walking around with those things hanging off their heads WHEN THEY AREN'T EVEN ON A CALL.

The women in the grocery store just slay me.