novarr (novarr) wrote,

Writer's Block: Miss Manners

What recently developed technology—cell phones, wi-fi, laptops, handheld gaming devices, etc.—do you think has had the worst influence on how people behave in public?
Cell phones and home gaming systems like the XBOX 360.  Parents are giving their kids today cell phones when they are in grade 6 or even lower!  Do you know how much the ratio of children getting hit by cars has changed.  Children are always on their cell phones now when walking on the streets and crossing the road NOT PAYING ATTENTION.  Parents think by giving cell phones to their children that they are PROTECTING them but they are definitely not.  I know I can only really focus on one thing at a time, and I mean real focus, not just oh yeah I can do these 2 things at the same time and actually pay attention.  Whenever I am on my cell crossing the street or walking across driveways I always take my cell away from my ear and pay attention to the road so there's no possiblity of me getting run over because of my stupidity.  XBOX's are terrible too.  There are so many people immersed in the gaming world who don't even pay attention to their own life and health ebbing away.  Generation XL is the worst, the Grade 12's of today.  No wonder the government is putting mandatory daily activity laws for children in highschool like me!  So many kids are avoiding talking to people face to face, getting physical, AND they're not getting things done that need to be done to determine their future.  Modern today is fucked.
Tags: manners, technology, writer's block

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