Three vignettes from the past few weeks. Scene one: a woman is running as fast as she can downhill to try to catch a bus waiting at the stop. One hand is clapped to her ear. Yap-yap-yap-yap-yap… She is in danger of falling over and breaking her neck. Or, much worse, her mobile phone.
Scene two: a woman is climbing the stairs of a fast-moving bus, with her toddler. Toddler keeps falling over and slipping down the steps. She guides him with one hand, because the other is clamped to her ear. Yap-yap-yap-yap-yap… Toddler is in danger of falling down and breaking its neck.
Scene three; man walks into gents. Right hand is fiddling with his mobile phone. He approaches the urinal, fishes out what he needs with his left hand, and does what he must. Meanwhile fiddling with his mobile in his right hand. Hiss-hiss-hiss, fiddle-fiddle-fiddle. I didn’t much care to check his hygiene arrangements.
When do you people ever stop?