David Brownsey-Joyce bemoans people’s attachment to their mobile phones.
It seems the default position for the modern person is head down, with eyes and fingers darting across their mobile phone.
I constantly have to dodge people who seem to be oblivious to the impact they are about to make as they bear down on me with their eyes firmly focused on their phones. No longer is the London step (the ability to duck in and out of pedestrian traffic effectively through small side-steps) enough.
Is it that we are all so addicted to our mobile phones that we cannot bear to be apart from them even when we are walking down the street?
I wouldn’t mind it so much if it was just people on their phones talking to others, because generally they will have their heads up whilst they talk, it may occasionally bob down but it would return to the default position of level.
Maybe we are breeding a new species of human that is lost without their mobile phone; perhaps we should consider it an extension of their bodies, or perhaps even a new external organ.
If this is the case then we need to have a small purge as these people clearly do not have the necessary survival instincts, such as knowing to stop at traffic lights and wait for the little green man; I’ve personally seen three people keep walking oblivious into the road and nearly get hit by cars this week alone, their fingers dashing across their mobile phones.
It wouldn’t be so bad if it was just pedestrians, as they would be like little lemmings, going to their own doom; but we still have a big problem of drivers on their phones, ignoring criminal legislation, their concentration on their beloved phone and not on the person or group of people they are hurtling towards in a rolling death box.
So I think it’s time we all just got off our phones or at least learned to turn them off when we are walking, it’s either that or survival of the fittest will wipe them all out.