I'm writing this blog post on my mobile phone, quite deliberately.
But I'm actually going to have a wee rant (and be a bit judgemental, I admit) about mobile phones.
And it's something I've ranted about before.
Because people are missing out on SO much.
And it saddens me, it really does.
In this week I've seen:
. Two girls walking home from school side-by-side, both looking at their mobile phones: not talking to each other or anyone else; not looking to see if there's an older person or someone with a pushchair coming towards them; not chatting about their day; not looking around at the sights; not looking at life. They could have been, most possibly, in front of a screen for 3-4 hours at school and will be in front of a screen at home.
. A chap pushing a pushchair - facing away from him, as pushchairs do - while held his mobile phone in his hand, looking at the screen. Not engaging in conversation or even talking 'baby talk' to the little one; again, not seeing life all around him.
. Two adults walking you the shop with their dog, both on separate phones - not talking but looking at the screens.
And these are not isolated incidents.
People are missing out on SO much.
Yes, mobile phones are great - getting a call to say I love you / I need you to listen / do we need more loo paper because I'm at the Coop, etc - but LIFE is amazing.
Holding hands, nature all around us, kiddies playing and chatting, blue skies, scents...
Plasticcy games you can click with one hand while you miss out will never replace life being lived.
I wish people woukd put these bl@@dy things in their pockets and look up.
And start living again.
Rant over - for now.