I have run into several people lately. I mean literally run into. They are typically not looking where they are going due to having their eyes glued to an electronic device. Reading the incoming text message apparently takes precedence over watching where your feet go.
Fiddling with music settings, reading and writing texts, making calls, watching programs and playing games. What wonderful devices are our modern telephones. Until they become addictive.
My guess is that many of these folks who are lost in their electronic devices are caught up in various zombie apocalypses, fantasy worlds, monsters, and/or global conquest. Where is their faith in these alternate realities? They are taking their lives in their hands having their brains glued to a little screen.
Maybe next time someone bumbles into me, I’ll whip out a zombie mask and screech at them, or pull a plastic sword from a scabbard and threaten to sever head from shoulders. That might bring a dose of reality to the fantasy-fogged.
They can thank me when a real monster reaches to grab them. Instead of becoming a victim due to being lost in an electronic device, they’ll be alert to the reality around them, and ready to fight or flee.
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