Friday, January 22, 2010

Texting TImes

I caught two “texting” related items on the television this past week. Oprah did a show about the danger of texting while driving with deaths resulting. Yeegods, that seems like a no brainer and yet people were convinced they had the dexterity and driving skills to manage it. Of course, I have seen people putting on make-up, shaving, and reading the newspaper while driving so such inattention isn’t unique to the cell phone.
The other item was the tail end of a news story about an International Texting Competition. No kidding. I didn’t catch where this took place. The team of teens from Korea won and the United State team took second place.
Is a mixed message being given here?
P.S. I guess my computer is old. Spell check is not recognizing the word “texting.”
(Image from PhotoXpress)


oklhdan said...

I saw the show on texting and it gives the term defensive driving a whole new meaning.

Margaret said...

I just learned how to text last week. But who would text and drive? It's ridiculous.

Arkansas Patti said...

I once saw a teen texting on horseback. Come on. At least the horse did not swerve into another lane.

Betty said...

I had a friend who used both hands to put on her makeup on the way to work. She steered with her knees! Maybe I'm just an old fuddy-duddy, but when I drive, I just drive.