Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Dangers of Lamposts
Have you ever been wandering down the street, texting away merrily on your "Raspberry", when suddenly you find yourself walking into a lamppost?
Have no fear, you need injure yourselves no more.
Nanny has come up with the perfect solution to the menace of lampposts.
She is going to wrap them in padding.
Yes, that's right, she will pad them for your safety and comfort!
It has finally come to this, Nanny really does wnat to wrap us up in cotton wool!
A pilot scheme has been launched in Brick Lane (London), after it was found to have the highest number of "walking and texting" injuries in the country.
Seemingly 10% of people have hurt themselves while focused on their mobile phone screen, that at least is the finding of a survey conducted by 118 118 (the phone directory service). Quite how reliable this "statistic" is I have no idea.
The charity Living Streets has teamed up with 118 118, to test a scheme to pad lampposts.
A poll will be carried out on Brick Lane to gauge the response of locals.
If successful, the concept will be rolled out in Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.
This sounds like complete bollocks, and I can only assume is a rather a lame PR stunt by 118 118.
The cheaper solution to these "walk and text" injuries is simple:
LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING!