STOP FUCKING TEXTING

i’m sick and fucking tired of the non-stop texting going on in the world today. i was at a store today and the thoroughly disinterested cashier managed to squeeze some texting into the 6 seconds between when she rang my sale in to the till and when my credit card payment went through. i was standing right in front of her and she was supposed to be serving me but she had her fucking head down, totally distracted, staring at a tiny screen like it’s the most important thing in the world. i was pretty surprised and in hindsight, i think i should have asked to speak to her manager about it.

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people look like zombies when they text. it’s extremely unattractive.

jenn and i had a similar experience a few years ago that almost killed us. we were coming back from burning man when we had some tire trouble on the van. we found a tire shop and same thing, the guys there were texting while inflating the new tires, while wheeling them over to the van, etc. i was watching them because i was bored and i noticed that one guy had only done the lug bolts up finger tight when they gave me the keys and said “it’s all done.” i said “what about those lug bolts on the front left?” the dummy was like, “huh?” and went and tried them. “oh yeah, good catch,” he said.

goddamned right it was a good catch. if i hadn’t been watching, we would have, at worst, lost the fucking wheel and crashed, or at least damaged the bolts and wheel and needed to replace them. the stupid bastard was fucking with our lives, just so he could text “hey baby” to his loser rodent girlfriend back at their disgusting shithole home. i should have fucking punched the prick right in the nose.

i keep my phone with me at work, on silent, and i don’t fuck with it unless i have some free time. i wish other people would return the goddamned courtesy. but i wish everyone would just text less in general. lift your fucking head up from your phone and take a look at the world around you, you zombies. ‘live in the now’ or ‘be present’ or whatever. i absolutely loathe those kinds of mantras but can excuse them right now since they actually apply here.

and if you think the world around you is boring and your phone is better, change your life and find something that is better than your phone because spending your life staring at a 3″ screen is a fucking joke.

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