For God's sake, don't give these people any gum:
But in an alert issued this week, thewarns of the danger of more serious accidents involving oblivious texters. The ER doctors cite rising reports from doctors around the country of injuries involving text-messaging pedestrians, bicyclists, Rollerbladers, even motorists.
Most involve scrapes, cuts and sprains from texters who walked into lampposts or walls or tripped over curbs.
I may be showing my age or revealing my technophobia, but I just don't get texting. If I want to merely touch bases with someone, I'll phone or send an e-mail. If I want to reveal more or ask more, I'll write a letter -- or a longer e-mail. Texting doesn't really accomplish either of those.
Of course, there's always personal interaction -- actually being in the same physical space as someone else -- but that's really old-fashioned.