I found this interesting in light of our most recent cell-phone conflagration . . .
Maybe the story will be a wake-up call to the cell-phone obsessed person in your life ...
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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8)One moment she was searching for a cell phone signal in the rural East County, and moments later she was under attack.Sixteen-year-old Vera Oliphant stepped onto a rattlesnake nest, and was bitten by six snakes. Incredibly, she survived.. . more
There is an app now you can download, that uses your camera to let you see where your going behind your text words(while you look at the screen).
Okay, now would I want to drive my 1/2 ton SUV down the road at 55-70mph only looking at the phone screen? Ah, . . . . NO!
I had to jump out of the way at Macy's on a pedestrian crosswalk, when a Denali tried to brand "GMC" on my butt because this teen girl was get this- "making a reminder to stop by traffic court." She was upset and I knew she "maybe" learned her own lesson-so I went light and asked what was so important to take "ALL" her attention because I was just a moving bullseye- but I could have been a child darting away from his mother. (When I got the "traffic court reminder excuse"-which was bad-but far from the worst part).
That's when she precedes to tell me she was using her "safe texting" app, and that when I entered the narrow 3ft phone's line-of-vision! She would have stopped. (I didn't have to yell "whoa" at her, and jump out of way- that i has embarrassed her)
. . . . And I thought she felt bad? This is Serious people!!! You gotta watch for these people, they will kill you!!! I told her, "You would have only stopped after the loud thud, and, rougher than normal "organic" speed bump that would have been me!!!
Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Nov 11, '12
Nov 13, '12
by Elvish, BSN, RN
As the Aussie husband of a patient told me a couple months ago, "We teach our kids from the time they can crawl to watch where they're going, 'cos down in Oz, you're never more'n about five meters away from a creature that can kill ya!" Good thing he wasn't working for the Ministry of Tourism.
I am going to check out that book.
Also, JJ, if you're ever in the area, come check out
Cape Fear Serpentarium Wilmington Attractions
Last edit by Elvish on Nov 13, '12