On Saturday, AOL reported that smartphones reduce accident headaches because they dramatically speed up fender bender estimates. Instead of waiting for days for an estimator to come around, one can take full videos of the accident and send them in right away. Convenient, right?
It's a shame that this article didn't mention how many accidents would be reduced if people didn't use their smartphones in their cars in the first place. Despite several laws in several states being made to prevent smartphone driving accidents, people still lift their smartphones to their ears to talk when driving. Worse of all, they still text and drive.
But the car isn't the only place where the smartphone ruins lives. The amount of people hit by cars has increased over the past five years due to people walking, texting, and not paying attention to the cars coming at them when they are obviously looking at their smartphones. What a crazy way to die!
How many of you have ever gone to the movie theater, become engulfed in a movie scene, and then see a bright light from someone's smartphone interrupt your experience? The Alamo Drafthouse, a new chain of movie theaters, specifically condemns texting and will have no problem kicking you out if you text. Perhaps you can then go to the gym and lift weights. Then, you can continue to annoy people with your awful behaviors.
How many of you have ever gone to a 24 Hour Fitness or Golds Gym in order to do a weightlifting workout. It's already crowded enough. Still, you want to get some bench presses in. But wait! Three of the benches are already being used--or are they? All three of the gym rats are texting in between their sets. At the rate they are going, it will take them at least a half hour to finish three sets.
If you are not angry by now, we are going to list the five worst smartphone behaviors. Can you think of any more? Tell us in the Comments section.
5-Movie theater texting
Texting in movie theaters should be illegal. In fact, those who text in movie theaters should be banned from seeing movies in theaters. They can easily stay at home and text while not paying attention to the movie they are watching.
If you are going to text at the gym while occupying a machine other people want to use, you should be immediately be sent to the muscle pulling machine for punishment.
If you are hit by a car while texting and walking, the driver should not be responsible for your injuries or death. Actually, some states are already working on passing laws for this.
2-Car texting and talking
Texting and talking on the phone (without a Bluetooth connection) distracts you from the road and cannot only put you in danger, but can severely harm or kill other people as well.
Going out to dinner with a loved one or a group of friends should be a blessing, until that one person takes out their phone and rudely ignores others by texting.