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Facebook User Glued To Phone Walks Off Pier


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

A woman is lucky to be alive after she took one step too many while looking at her phone and had to be plucked from the water.

http://news.sky.com/...-walks-off-pier

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

Whew, for a second their I thought she might have lost her phone :w00t:

It would be a much better story with video. :td:


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:23 PM

Just read about this on a news site.
See, as a tourist, I personally would be forgetting about my phone and looking at the sites.
She did apologize though, and I should think so, what an insult, facebook is more important than their pier!! Tut tut.
Maybe anyone using facebook
should pay an insurance, to cover the costs of the emercency services and the hospital fees....it would be interesting to know how many car accidents happen because someone is glued to their facebook page.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

'Real Life' has little patience with those who don't pay attention to it. She's lucky that she didn't step out in front of a Mac truck vs just walking off a pier.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:16 AM

If her phone is a nokia it probably has its own set of floaties and survived.

I saw this on the tv news and laughed. She is lucky at least it was a pier and not a high cliff or something. I wonder if she will sue fcaebook or the phone company or something.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:21 AM

why am I not surprised

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#7    YukiEsmaElite0

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:29 PM

And here I am on my cellular all the time... Just kidding. I don't even own a cellular. I just don't see the appeal.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

The only way this actually happened, is if she was blind, and of course that can`t be the case, coz hey she was on face book.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

I can definitely see this happening. Some people are very addicted to social media AND their phones. Thats one too many obligations for me though lol.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

As she scans the social media, she "emerges' as the topic of social media; elusive irony?


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

This isn't surprising, I've seen several people walk right into street lamps and other assorted poles sticking out of the ground while engrossed in thier so called 'smart' phones.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

View Postmushymopman, on 19 December 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:

The only way this actually happened, is if she was blind, and of course that can`t be the case, coz hey she was on face book.
you're kidding, right?
I have seen people so engrossed in their phones that they walk into things.
I saw a guy riding his bike against traffic with his elbows steering while looking down, texting. I figure it's a matter of time before he gets killed.
several accidents - some fatal -  occur because people are texting while driving.

Posted Image.. but as for this house of cards you are building..  a butterfly fart would knock it down.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

I wonder if she was chewing gum as well?  She probably texts and drives, too.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:40 PM

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I'm kinda disappointed she wasn't really 'glued to the phone'.


#15    Jacques Terreur

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:48 PM

everyone being so obsessed with their little gadgets should get shoved into the pier!





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