Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Listing Of Lists

We have lists for everything.

I just stopped pecking at this Blog Posting & went to Yahoo to see if there were any Lists Viewing Opportunities waiting for me. Here is some of what I found. Don't skim too fast because some of these are really bizarre/funny...

  • The 33 Best Donut Shops In America
  • Midwestern Chains The Rest Of The Country Needs
  • 5 Ways To Make Your Homemade Pizza Better
  • 3 Discounts Senior Citizens Would Be Wise To Take Advantage Of
  • 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks Who Have Never Won A Super Bowl
  • 10 Most Dangerous States For You And Your Family To Live In
  • The Top 5 Los Angeles Lakers Stories Of The Week
  • 7 Herbs That Clean The House
  • 10 Greatest NFL Players Of All Time
  • The 21 Best New Restaurants In America
  • 27 Of The Best Food Trucks In America
  • 12 Celebs Who Are Actually Black
  • Six Ways To Keep From Getting Kicked Off Your Flight For A Tweet
  • These Are The Top Ten Destinations For Summer Travel
  • The 21 Best Coffee Shops In America
  • 23 Signs You’re A Basic Tourist
  • The Best Burger In Every State In America
  • 11 Things You Need To Know About Airbnb Before You Book
  • 7 Spooky Destinations For Magic-Obsessed Travelers
  • 8 Quirky Cafes From Around The World
  • 10 Things About Italy That Shock First Time Travelers
  • Best All-Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free
  • Every State In The USA, Ranked By Its Food/Drink
  • 10 Amazing Budget Cruises (That Don’t Feel Like Budget Cruises)
  • The 3 Worst Habits Of Clueless Leaders
  • 4 Ways To Know It's Time To Quit Your Job
  • 8 American Habits I Kicked When I Moved To China
  • 10 Communication Secrets Of Great Leaders
  • 10 Things Black People Fear That White People Don’t Have To
  • 10 'Dangerous' Places That Are Actually Safe To Visit
  • 10 Stupid Mistakes You Need To Stop Making On Vacation
  • 10 Things That Shocked Me When I Traveled To Copenhagen
  • The 15 Most Annoying Travelers In The World
  • Who Knew These 20 Stars Were So Small
  • The Best Pot Tourism Spots Around The Globe
  • 7 Places To Help Endangered Species
  • How To Tick Off A Texan In 13 Simple Steps
  • Breaking Down The Single Best Item At Every Major Fast-Food Chain
  • Cutest Child Stars That Grew Up Ugly
  • The Worst Tattoos Ever
  • 18 Horribly Awful Prom Photos

Today a guy on the radio who is smarter than I am (I know he is smarter than I am because he is on the radio) was rattling off a list about the Good Ole USofA. One item in particular I took notice of was that the U.S. was 121st in the world in Mobile Telephone Saturation.

I said to myself, "Self, how can that be? Everyone in the country has a cell phone!"

Then it dawned on me. It's like those basketball players who say, "To win this game we're going to have to give 120% effort".

If we are going to move up this list toward our rightful place at Number 1, each of us needs to have multiple cell phones.

I am excited to say that I have personally witnessed 2 incidences which demonstrate the progress we are making toward Multiple Cell Phone Penetration...

  • I was down in Florida recently & a young lady walked by me who was talking on a cell phone she was holding to her left ear & had another cell phone in her right hand which she was using to send a text message.
  • Even more recently I was in a coffee shop & I took notice of 4 people at the adjoining table...
    >One was pecking at his cell phone.
    >Another was pecking at his cell phone & had another cell phone laying on the table in front of him.
    >Another was pecking at her cell phone & had 2 other cell phones laying in front of her on the table ready to spring into action.
    >The last person had no cell phone in evidence & was just sitting there drinking coffee while her cellmates ignored her.
    >As I watched, a man came up behind her & started talking softly into her ear. I eventually found out that he was a Psychiatrist & he was offering counseling sessions to help her to come to an understanding as to why she did not comprehend how important cell phones & constant communication were.

We have all seen that video from several years ago where a lady was walking through a mall & walked right into a fountain.

Yes, after this incidence was made public, she appeared on TV saying she was going to sue. I'm not sure if she was going to sue the Fountain, the people who put the fountain in Harm's Way &/or all the people across the Fruited Plain who had laughed at her.

The Internet has many fine examples of videos of people walking into things & being knocked off their feet. The saddest part is that, after they get up, they continue walking & texting &/or talking.

Would I kid u?