How things used to be and never will be again... unless a massive EMP takes out the internet and renders all mobile phones and computers useless.
While I love some of what modern tech has brought us, I also miss the days of my youth, when things were so much simpler and less complicated, when the greatest innovation in technology was going from B & W TV to colour.... when you could walk around the shopping centre without tripping over fools who can't put their phones down for 5 seconds to deal with real life.
The other day I had to pick up a few things from the local shopping complex and was gobsmacked at just how many people were walking around with their heads firmly ensconced in what they were doing on their cell phones. I kept sidestepping to avoid them but..... but that shouldn't be how it is, especially when I had to avoid colliding with one certain individual at least 4 - 5 times.
In the end I just stood my ground [didn't ram him with the shopping trolley cos I didn't want to risk having him in with my groceries] and he ended up on his backside cussing: "Now look what you ****** made me ******** well do. Now I gotta start that level all over again." So it wasn't like he was replying to a 'must answer' text. No, just playing some half-assed game and causing other shopping patrons havoc.
Hmmm, the things you'd like to do... but for CCTV.