A Reminder To Stop Texting While Walking
One thing at a time. It’s a useful adage, as this bear and gentleman will demonstrate.
Then, you’ll end up on TV with this description under your name:
This guy did two things wrong that day:
1. He didn’t look where he was going
2. He ran away from a bear – you’re supposed to play dead, not turn yourself into a moving target.
On the other hand, i don’t think I would have reacted that quickly. If I didn’t have my glasses on, there is a good chance I would have thought it was a really big dog. I think I would have just stood there and said, “Uhm… hi. How you doin?”
After I recovered, I would have continued: “Hot out here today, huh? I can hardly BEAR it! huh? huh? ya like that? huh? Jesus, stop clawing me! I’ll stop with the puns! I’ll STOP!”
Anyway, lesson learned: if you have to send a text, follow these steps:
1. Stop walking
2. Observer your surroundings for safety – check for bears.
3. Send your text
4. Start walking again.