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I'm walking down a sidewalk on the campus where I work.  Coming directly at me is a "man-child" on a skate board.  The REASON he is coming straight at me is because he is texting (or otherwise engaged) on his smart phone and is not paying any attention to where he is going.  I wait to see if he is going to change course and when he does not I shout at him to get out of the way.  Startled, he finally changes course but only misses me by inches.  After he passes I make reference to his not so intelligent gluteus maximus.   It's AMAZING to me how these "kids" (if not in age, at least in emotional maturity) can receive high scores on their ACT, pass upper-level math and physics courses, etc, and yet think they can text while on their bikes or skateboards, walk out onto the street without looking, burst out into crosswalks whilst riding their bikes, and so forth and so on.  What makes it worse is that the "powers that be" on this campus have created an environment where self-accountability (for said behavior) is next to zero and it truly is a wonder more of them aren't killed.  Certainly it makes the commute to and from work a stress-filled event.  Sorry for the rant but I had to get it out!

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Perhaps your "campus" could benefit from a little "Terry Tate" type sensitivity training ?

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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6 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Perhaps your "campus" could benefit from a little "Terry Tate" type sensitivity training ?

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

LOL!  I'd forgotten about this commercial!  Yes, I agree that this training would cut down on said violations.  HOWEVER, like most universities, mine is a "touchy feely" sort of place where enabling is the norm and children aren't really encouraged to grow up.

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Just now, Ratherbfishing said:

LOL!  I'd forgotten about this commercial!  Yes, I agree that this training would cut down on said violations.  HOWEVER, like most universities, mine is a "touchy feely" sort of place where enabling is the norm and children aren't really encouraged to grow up.

That's a shame ~

As we both know, Real Life isn't nearly as patient, fair or even remotely kind.

A-Jay

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Sadly you can't teach folks common sense. It is something sorely lacking these days.

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12 minutes ago, fishinfiend said:

should have dropped a shoulder into him and do like Ed Reed

trust me.  The urge was there.

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I would have tested how resilient the phone was when it hits the cement

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25 minutes ago, Senko lover said:

I would have tested how resilient the phone was when it hits the cement

The irony is IF I had made ANY aggressive motion in his direction, I would have been the one nailed to the cross.  As tempting as it was, it just wasn't/isn't worth it. Plus, although I would have LIKED to see him learn a lesson, I couldn't have predicted the outcome.  If he'd busted his skull open on the pavement, that obviously would have been excessive to my wishes.

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10 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Perhaps your "campus" could benefit from a little "Terry Tate" type sensitivity training ?

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

I loved that commercial, it would be nice to sometimes to have that option in every day life :thumbsup:

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OP your story is nothing new sad to say. Do a quick google search by typing in "Injured playing pokemon go" and you will see the stupidity of the youth of today. The day that game came out I also ran over 2 future brain surgeons who had walked out in traffic and never bothered to look up from their phones. 

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When I was in grade school many years ago my Mom always told me that some of the most educated people are some of the dumbest.  I never knew what she meant until I got out into the real world.

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2 hours ago, Bankbeater said:

When I was in grade school many years ago my Mom always told me that some of the most educated people are some of the dumbest.  I never knew what she meant until I got out into the real world.

This is especially true of many college professors.

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23 minutes ago, Ratherbfishing said:

This is especially true of many college professors.

Living in an elitist bubble will do that to you. Professors spend more time caring about increasing their pay and less time caring about teaching. I worked part-time at a local college and saw first hand how professors raise their pay and lessen their work load. One professor actually got a pay increase will out on leave. And bragged about it.

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I live in a small town with a liberal arts university at the center of town. It's amazing to see how stupid some of these supposedly intelligent people are, not to mention how feminine most the the "males" are. 

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I hope you stop the bashing, man. Live and let live.

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Thsi has become the type of discussion that has no place here.

all I will say about it is;

NOT IN MY TOWN!

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