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October 30, 2017

Think About It: Vexed Text

You might have missed it… possibly because you were too busy looking down at your phone, but the new "Cross And text Law" prohibiting people from phone texting or staring at their screen for anything while walking across the street went into effect last Wednesday. I know, some of you think it's just ‘the man" putting his hands all over your personal freedoms, but sometimes the adults (and kids) apparently can't keep themselves safe, so big brother steps in. And I know, they made you wear seatbelts years ago and that surely infringed on your freedom to fly through a window at 50 miles per hour, but so be it.

And the good news for those of you who just can't get yourself to pay attention while large 3,500 pound metal objects are hopefully slowing down near you, you can still munch on those French fries, talk on the phone rather than pause for fifteen seconds, and you can still jam to the latest Skrillex electronic dance groove via your Beat headphones while casually sauntered across an intersection or whilst you jaywalk or jay-dance in relative oblivion to the world around you. Cool.

Well, just be thankful that "the man" didn't force that nonsensical, heinous, onerous, no-smoking-while-driving-with-kids ordinance through, yet. After all, part of being a parent is about being responsible, and you apparently should have the right to force noxious fumes to cause possible lung ailments in your helpless child, ensuring that they have issues later on in life and that everyone's insurance rates keep going up. Yes, texting and smoking constraints to some seem like an unfair price to pay for freedom… and as it's Halloween, that's really scary logic. Think about it…

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