You may have seen this news article recently of a woman paying more attention to her phone than where she is walking. This results in her toppling over a sidewalk opening access door and hurtling head-first into the abyss. The 67 year old woman in this example was seriously injured and extracted from the basement by firefighters. She was secured to a back board for extraction and hospitalized forthwith.
This is an excellent example of being an Obliviot. What I want to know is what the hell happened to us? Is there a single person reading this that cannot recall hundreds of parental admonishments to “look where you’re walking”? I know I can. I also remember telling my children this, far more times than I can count. Now i am saying the same thing to my grandchildren.
As what point did so many people forget this basic principle of self-preservation? That’s what I want to know.