The other day, I was on a narrow sidewalk and saw a Walking Texter coming right toward me. In order to avoid a collision, I had to step to the side and wait for her to pass. She barely looked up to acknowledge the inconvenience.
|Belle would totally be a Walking Texter|
So I'm strongly considering printing out this message below to hand to those who text while walking because I am sick of all of you.
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I mean, I get it. You're probably a busy and important person who just can't waste time not answering that text you just got. And who has time to step to the side of a busy and crowded sidewalk to answer a text or look up directions on a map? Not you, of course. Time spent stopping is not an option--you have to own the whole damn sidewalk instead.
But I'm going to let you in on a secret: while your nose is in your phone and your stride becomes slower, the world is actually still moving around you.
I know! What a surprise it doesn't just stop for you!
But while you meander and text in a give-no-fucks manner, you don't command anything other than nasty stares from all those who have to dodge you.
Or they could just run right into you, which--I know--is sooooo rude.
So do the world a favor: look up! Put your phone in your pocket/purse/fanny pack. And should you accidentally bump into someone who isn't as fortunate as you to be so in demand that they must answer a text while walking, be courteous and apologetic.
Someone just trying to walk down the street