Take a look at this video... I really hate people who are so obsessed with their cell phone that they don't know what they're doing nor do they know what is going on around them.   The woman in question on this video is a radio-brethren from England.  How embarrassing to her and our medium. 

The surveillance camera captures the moment she's texting her boyfriend.

I loathe when people walk right by you, eyes and thumbs glued to their phone.   When someone gets on the elevator in the middle of a phone conversation I want to scream.  And when a phone junkie can't hang up while in a check-out line I've been known to snatch things out of their cart or add things to it just because they're so engulfed in their conversation- I can!.  I don't want to be privy to your call.   I don't want to have to worry that you'll walk into me while you are texting or worse, while you're driving you'll miss the stop sign and plow into me.  There's a time and place for everything but unfortunately common-sense has given way to that time and place mantra.

Texting, tweeting, emailing...its all fun and all good.  But take a moment to stand still and do it.  Your jeopardizing your own well being not to mention the sanity of those you pass by.   So, like I said- view the video and laugh out loud.  Had she been paying attention to the surroundings and not her phone none of this would've happened. 

Finally- when people who should know better do something stupid- I will henceforth call them the knucklehead of the day.

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    Mike Ondayko

    Mike has been a Baltimore radio staple since 1995.   He can be heard weekday afternoons on Baltimore's Classic Rock Station:  100.7 The Bay.

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