- This past weekend, at the end of the women’s Olympic try-outs, they lined up all the gymnasts on stage in front of thousands of people, and cheered them on. Most stood there with their bouquet of roses and smiled. One at the end was too busy on her Blackberry texting someone to notice that her country was trying to honor her.
- The teenager cashier at the supermarket I did my food shopping at this weekend, actually stopped scanning items for a minute to pull her cell phone out of the drawer and answer a text message. I think I was staring at her with my jaw dropped while she casually made me wait, then went back to scanning things.
I know I’m an old man, but let’s start charging a dollar per text message — whatever it takes to cure the land of this evil scourge.