A Classic Painful Obliviot Example In New Jersey

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.

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