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WEEKLY RANT/OBSERVATION(mobile devices)

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Sometimes, I wonder why there isn’t a medical specialty to attach your phone or tablet to the end of your arm?
Even little kids can’t seem to go out in public without watching their tablet albeit some game or movie.
I would guess it would make life easier for people that just can't seem to put down their phone or tablet.
 
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My favorite story is when I seen a lady with grocery bags in each hand set the bags down in the middle of the parking aisle to answer her phone. Smack dab in the middle, no cars could get by. She only did it long enough to say "Hello" and "I'll call ya back" but I'll not forget that one.
 
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That is classic for some.
I remember a time when I was at the zoo when a mom with 2 or three kids in tow was jabbering on the phone while pushing a stroller about the size of a full size sedan. Then she's trying to push this monster thru a doorway that was just about too narrow for the thing. So she tells the person at the other end of the phone that she'll call them back because she has to get the stroller thru the door. Something she could have done if she would have just taken her time and NOT be talking on the phone. Somehow, she kept track of her kids.
 
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