Now this is something my mother will often complain about me for, and fair play to her, I don’t blame her, it is annoying. In fact I can often frustrate myself whilst doing this, because it distracts me! Especially when you have to watch other people. Yes, I’m talking about texting and walking.
In fact, I never though much of it until I saw somebody else doing this the other day, I was looking out of the window and saw a teenage girl walking down the street which her eyes glued to the screen of her digital device. I am not too sure if she was texting on her phone or choosing a song on her iPod, but I know one thing. She wasn’t paying attention to wear she was walking!
I notice the same at the train station too, there’s the odd few people at the station with their eyes focused on a screen – once time, I even noticed a bloke doing something on his digital device whilst walking off the carriage, so I (and you) cannot just stereotype teenagers for it, we all seem to do it now. Why? Personally I think it’s because we’re too addicted to the internet. Think about it yourself, how many times have you checked your social networks, emails or texts whilst out somewhere. – I know I do it quite regularly!
I guess when you’re doing it, you don’t quite notice how much of hindrance it really is, and if you’re a regular reader of Kevin’s blog, you’ll know how much of a hindrance it can be! After all, it took me to watch someone else doing it to realise how much of a pain it really is, and I’m sure if any of my parents are reading this they’ll be sure to agree with me! But I can’t just sit here and moan about people doing it, because I myself have been walking round a supermarket, sending a text or checking a tweet and walked into someone, of course I’ve apologised, but the bottom line of it. I should have been paying attention, yet I still do the same once more.
So what do you think, are you a texter and walker, or are you one of the people that moans about us doing it? Or are we all just too attached to our digital devices to just put them down!