Why You Shouldn't Walk and Text: A Wild Bear Appeared!

If walking off a pier or into a fountain isn't enough of a deterrent to Walking While Texting, then perhaps this will: you may just walk into a bear roaming the neighborhood!

That's what La Crescenta, California, resident Vaz Terdandenyan found out the hard way while walking and texting one afternoon:

"I got up this morning from helicopter noise and I was trying to see what was going on," Terdandenyan told KTLA.

"I was texting my boss that I would be late for work because something is going on, and I'm coming down the stairs and I see the bear coming up the stairs toward me."

"I turned back and I ran for my life. I guess running for a marathon came in handy because I was in shape to run away!"

Geeks Are Sexy has the video clip: Link [Embedded YouTube video]


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I can understand texting and driving. Driving is boring and most trips feel like they take more time than they should. But why would someone walking and able to enjoy the 3-dimensional world choose instead to stare at the 3 inch screen of their internet crack phone? I've seen people walking their dogs staring at the damned things not even glancing at their dogs and people pushing strollers completely ignoring the child.

I recall people having satisfying social lives and productive work lives back when we had phones that plugged into the wall and wrote letters on paper with pens.
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I recall people having satisfying social lives and productive work lives back when we had phones that plugged into the wall and wrote letters on paper with pens.

Meh. I can watch Star Trek on my phone, so it's an acceptable trade-off.
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I can watch movies on my Android tablet but I don't stare at the thing when I'm walking around outside. There's just too much worth seeing around me. Watching movies is more satisfying at home with the cat on my lap and a nice Manhattan at my side.
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