Thursday, April 28, 2005

Walking and talking at the same time

The woman walking past me was having an animated conversation with no one. It wasn't her voice that caught my eye - it was her bright yellow shirt. I thought nothing of it, until we interesected again and I realized that she wasn't on a cell phone. Ten years ago my instinctive reaction to a fellow pedestrian talking loudly to someone I couldn't see would have been to cross the street. It struck me that now I assume s/he is on a cell phone, and hardly count the behavior as odd at all.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:26 AM

    so very true, and i'm relieved that you see these folks too! it amazes me that we've accepted this new behavior as ordinary in such a short time span! cool blog by the way