I would like to comment on the over abundant use of cellphones and ipods on campus. Whether it be the ipod or people texting, man its gotten a bit out of control.. Im tired of seeing the air guitar solos and hearing folks singing their favorite songs out loud..all the while, oblivious to the fact they are singing out loud..I cannot begin to count the number of close encounters I have had with students looking down into their screens, as opposed to paying attention to where they are going.. even in the hallways/stairs people are abating the flow of foot traffic because they are texting or programming their favorite song.
I know no one is going to give up texting or hand over their ipod..that is not what Im asking for ..I am asking for some courtesy..no one is waiting to see your rendition of the latest guitar riff, please stop!! You look stupid or have turrets or some other form of affliction.. American Idol has already began and you lost your shot...Save your singing for the shower!! Every once in a while, look up and watch where you are going..Better yet, take a seat, text whomever, then stand up and go on about your business..
In an age of new technology, a new set of ethics comes with it. Please do what is ethical. Behave as though you would hope others behave. If you dont want to be impeded by a random texter, when you're 5 minutes late to class, dont text in the hallways or on the stairs. If you pay for a ticket to a show then guitar solos are the shit, if not, leave the guitar hero at home when listening to your favorite music. Please just mouth the words and try to keep from singing them out loud!
Let’s grow with the times and create a new set of ethics that allows for all to be happy.