Ever walked down a supermarket aisle and there's only one other person and they're slowing pushing a cart and a moment after you pass them they start screaming at you? You turn around shocked but it's not you, they must be hearing voices and they are but it's not because they went off their meds it's because of that friggin' Bluetooth thing that's hidden under their hair. Damn near's gives me a heart attack every time. Can't even go food shopping without being tethered to their machine.
As my kids and I sat in a restaurant quite a few years ago, a very distinguished elderly lady was dining alone and had her Jitterbug type flip phone up against her ear. Every other phrase was "what did you say?"over and over and over. I had to practically sit on my kids to get them to stop laughing. It was pretty hysterical.
At work we have a "no cell phones on the floor" policy. Though in actuality we need our cell phones on the floor for communicating with our supervisors and checking schedules. So it's forbidden by top management but understood and tolerated by bottom management.
The thing is, half our workforce abuses that privilege and are just surfing the net or talking to friends when they should be working. The end results, they've cut half the staff (as punishment) and now those who remain have to do twice the work.
Thank you irresponsible imbeciles for making my job so much harder.
I recently acquired an LG V30 which I love so far and it is the first time I've had a "cutting-edge" type phone, if you will. I'm usually too cheap to go for a first-tier level phone and rarely if ever use most of the apps, but I got a good deal and figured I'd step it up a bit. I'm glad for the USB-C type cables and ports with the symmetrical end connections. It's truly amazing what these type of phones can do nowadays and maybe even a little scary. Unlike most everyone I know, I don't use it for financial transactions, even though many folks claim they're safer than doing so online.
Yikes, TG. I goofed, but I'll leave it. Too funny. Of course, Bill would never ban us.
Anz, I like that video.
Hi Joan. It's a good commercial. I'm sure some of them have an impact (no pun). The ones with Dean Winters as "Mayhem" are well done.
But here, if you watch it again closely you'll see a lot less damage to the rear end of that car when "Mayhem" walks away from it than when the truck first hits it. Those Allstate agents sure work quickly taking care of the damage! If they were only as quick at finally getting me my safe driver discount refund in the mail.
Anz, if you quit texting while driving, maybe Allstate will give you that refund.
Lol. No tickets or accidents for well over 30 years. And the phone stays inside the arm rest until I arrive home. Perhaps I need to remind them again about my refund before my agent retires soon. Just got his form letter a week or so ago. I can never seem get these agents in person over the phone to discuss policy changes. I guess they are off negotiating the nuclear arms deal or something. I always get their young staff in the office who to their credit are always very eager to assist. Two agents over all this time. The first one was around for so long he was my parents agent. He has since gone to the big Allstate Agency in the sky. Now, what was the topic about again?
Please don't think I'm bragging, 'cause I'm not, but another thing I find amazing about the newer "high-end" phones is the call quality. The difference in my new one vs. my 5-year old one is startling. it sounds to me like the person on the other end is right beside me, speaking into my ear. I now find myself talking in a much softer tone than on the old phone.
As others have mentioned, texting while driving is illegal in my state. We recently had a local much-loved school teacher killed while riding his bike by a lady in an SUV who struck and dragged him due to her using her phone while driving. I know much worse incidents have happened, but when it happens to someone you know, it sure makes you realize that that call or text can wait if you're driving.