There's one thing that can really put a damper on a lunch time walk, though: having to dodge all those people on the streets who are glued to their cell phone screens. I estimate that it's as many as 10% of pedestrians at any given time. So why do they try to keep walking with a drunken stagger for others to sidestep? If that phone call/txt/email/Facebook post/tweet so urgently requires your attention, then don't just grind to a stop exactly where you are. Be gracious and step aside to deal with it. The same applies to changing music: do it before you start walking and not in the middle of the footpath. Today, I had to dodge someone reading her Kindle while also sipping coffee. She's lucky not to have ended up wearing either of them!
trialling cellphone lanes. Clearly, I'm not the first to encounter the perils of multi-tasking (that is, walking and talking). I'd love to see the idea take off.
|Replace balls with cell phones|
I need some help with developing the scoring system. I have a few starting rules. Points will be awarded according to:
- the level of shocked reaction received
- the type of collision (for example, a gentle elbow brush or a full on shoulder charge)
- whether the hit was front on or from behind
- whether the target moves to get out of your way
- the knock-on effect (for example, if they move and someone else hits them instead).
What points or rules am I missing?