I'll Be Happy On July 1
Yep, I'm a hypocrite. I mentioned here, more than once I think, that I opposed the law banning use of cell phones while driving. Actually, the law only bans speaking on them without a hands- free device. Same difference, I suppose, but I almost can't wait until July 1 when this new ban takes effect.
I hope each and every one of you that thinks you're so important you have to be talking with someone on your cell phone at all times gets a ticket. You deserve it, and not just those of you driving. People walking around stores sharing their personal lives with everyone around them, chatting away on the phone probably deserves some kind of ticket.
Too bad more stores don't do what Myrtlewood Liquors was doing a while back and add $20.00 to the bill of anybody using a cell phone in their store. Sadly, they lightened up on that and now just ask people not to use cell phones while in their store.
Yep, I'm a hypocrite, but I'll be loving it come July 1. So why does Dave Stancliff's column in today's Eureka Reporter rub me the wrong way?
I suppose I agree with him, for the most part. He's right that it's more the conversation than actually using the cell phone that's the greatest distraction. I guess it rubs me the wrong way that his conclusion is to ban cell phones in cars entirely. Gee, it's not like there's any number of other distractions that can be just as bad as cell phones. Should we ban them, too?
It's that kind of thinking that got us to where we are today where the government regulates every aspect of our lives and we still keep on hearing more and more of it. Those of you doing that, please stop.