100 ATRO #84: Yelling “Heads up!” at someone

If you didn’t already know, ATRO stands for Awesome Things Rip-Off because I totally ripped off the idea from this guy.

Ah, texting and walking, a hazardous activity. You’ve seen it done. Maybe you’ve done it. I know I have, but while I try to glance up occasionally, especially when crossing the street or on a crowded sidewalk, others do not. So then it’s up to me to yell, “Heads up!” to avoid a full-on collision.

It may be my imagination, but people seem to do it more here in San Francisco than in New York. In New York people certainly yakked on their cell phones as they walked – or rather, veered all over the sidewalk, which made getting around them impossible. Here we’ve had alert several people with their eyes glued to tiny screens that if they didn’t move, we’d have a clusterfuck of pedestrian traffic. MB likes to stomp his feet, while I’ll shout, “Watch out!” if need be.

Guess it makes sense: New York, a city full of loud talkers, SF, a city full of tech-addicts.

Either way, maybe someone should have yelled, “Heads up!” to this lady:

I know I’d have appreciated it.

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