Monday, March 24, 2008

Who Are We All Talking To?

When you drive down the road these days, here’s what you’ll see the most:

Two out of three drivers are talking on a cell phone!

Who are we all talking to?

Is it my neighbors in Saline, Michigan all talking about the Real Estate market in their neighborhood? Is it an excited buyer talking about the sweetheart deal they just got on their new home? Are they calling a friend to join them for dinner at a local watering hole? Are they calling all their friends to b**ch about their property taxes?

Nearly every day, I watch my across-the-street neighbor back out of his driveway. As soon as he has his truck out on the street, he’s dialing his cell phone. By the time he gets to the stop sign at the end of the street, he’s happily gabbing away. What? He couldn’t talk on a land-line phone before he left? Or, are we all so craving for privacy that we have to escape to our cars to carry on a private conversation?

No wonder the plethora of “all inclusive” deals from the major cellular carriers. Apparently the 3000 minutes per month plan (that’s 50 hours each month on the cell phone) wasn’t enough! Judging from all the folks talking on their cells while driving, it clearly wasn’t enough!

There is a definite movement among our (nanny) governmental bodies, at all levels, to address the problem of distracted driving.

Folks, if we don’t get a handle on our need to constantly be holding a cell phone to our ears, that privilege will be taken away from us.

And then how shall we talk?

1 comment:

Missy said...

True, that's why I got blue tooth so I can keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.