Texting while driving is not fooling anyone.
Sneaky texting while driving is not fooling anyone.

There are many everyday occurrences that drive us crazy. One of my major beefs is the still-widespread use of cellphones for talking and texting while driving. Never a day goes by that I don’t witness people passing me on the road or highway with their cellphone in hand communicating supposedly life-altering information about where they are and when they’ll arrive. The fact that they could terminate my life or the lives of others is beyond their comprehension. After all, they’re special and this call/message is important – more important than my life. I just wish I could taser the phone right out of their hands and leave their fingers too permanently blistered and burned to ever text again. No one is above the law.

Our friend Bob Smith sent this video that perfectly illustrates the situation. A movie theatre audience in Hong Kong was told upon entering the theatre that they could leave their cell phones on during the movie, which undoubtedly pleased them to no end. Watch for yourself and you might want to pass this on.


Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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  1. It happens here too, and for the life of me (literally) I don’t know why they need to do that. If they need to make/receive a call buy a cheap blue tooth gadget!! The tradies here seem to be the worst yet they’re on the move all day.

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