Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Never mind not texting and driving. Don't text and walk...
I admit, that could happen to me even if I weren't texting. Yes, I am just that oblivious.
I once let my mind drift off to the right when the lake side path at Lake Merritt turned left, and then I ran off straight into the lake. I have put milk in the cupboard. I have left the house with my zipper down. I have gotten on the wrong train car and instead of crossing the south of France, I found myself in Lyon without a return ticket. I have left the house with my shirt on inside out.
Fortunately, as people go, I'm fairly alert and detail oriented.
I have walked into turnstiles, fire hydrants, and streetlamps--WITHOUT a phone or book in my hands.
I have more than a few times, gotten on the wrong train, and missed my stop on the correct one.