e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,
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Writer's Block: Miss Manners

What recently developed technology—cell phones, wi-fi, laptops, handheld gaming devices, etc.—do you think has had the worst influence on how people behave in public?
Cellphones.   It's not just the noise, or the way they talk loudly (and thus make total strangers privy to the conversation--no, we did not need to hear the details of your colonoscopy or that you're sure your spouse doesn't suspect a thing) but both as pedestrians and drivers they lose awareness of their surroundings when they take a call.   They slow down, speed up, change direction, all while focused on the call, not the traffic.   They're a menace.



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