Mobile phones were made to use on the go (hence the ‘mobile’), but it’s safe to say that sometimes people take their attachment to their phones a bit too far.
Between tweeting, Instagramming, texting, snapchatting, tik toking, emailing and reading fantastic blogs like this one, it can be easy to become oblivious to the world around you.
Just ask the woman who fell straight into a water fountain while messaging a friend, or the man who was so engrossed in his phone he missed the armed robbery taking place around him.
If phones can be this distracting for people while they walk, it’s no wonder they’re such a danger when drivers use them behind the wheel.
Here are just a few videos of the people who are yet to master the art of walking and texting.
The man in this video is so enamoured with whatever is on his phone that he’s completely oblivious to the armed robbery happening in the bar around him. He should give lessons in the art of concentration.
We have all been guilty of walking onto the train with our eyes glued to our phones. The difference is that, unlike this Metro user, people usually wait for the train to arrive at the platform.
This poor woman could learn a thing or two about spacial awareness. Mere inches away from an open cellar door she whips out her phone, somehow failing to notice the raised door or the gaping hole in front of her. Maybe she needs better glasses.
A man walks into a van… It sounds like the start of a joke, but in this case, it’s the punchline. This Russian man decided not to bother looking before crossing the road and got the shock of a lifetime. Imagine if the roles were reversed!
Shopping malls can be difficult to navigate, but this woman doesn’t make it easy on herself by not looking where she’s going at all. Maybe she just wanted an excuse to buy a whole new outfit?
This gentleman is in a room dedicated to pools and still manages to walk straight into one. A great lesson in not cutting corners.
While texting and walking through his hotel lobby, this guy bumps head first into a wall. He saw the humour in the situation and decided to post the video on YouTube as a reminder that if you can’t text and walk, you can’t text and drive - a worthy message.