I was having fun looking at the storefronts, looking at the people approaching me on the sidewalk and enjoying the fact that winter is over. During my walk, those cherry trees in bloom looked beautiful and made me feel good.
But during my walk, I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of people weren’t paying attention to the same things I was paying attention to. In fact, a lot of them only looked up to make sure they weren’t going to run into somebody.
They were busy on their cell phones, iphones or whatever the hell you want to call them now. They were sending text messages while walking down the sidewalk. Those thumbs were busy sending messages I’m sure are important. That, of course, is a joke.
I used to complain about people talking on their cell phones no matter where they are. I guess all this texting is quieter and less rude than talking, but still I think it’s a shame that this is part of our modern world.
I seldom if ever take my cell phone with me when I’m out walking. For me, I’d rather see a cherry tree in bloom than to look at my thumbs sending a text message. Cherry trees are more beautiful.
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