(No, not another cute Pop Cap game) There are many things in this world I don't understand, and here is another (e: added more links so both lefties and righties can read the story https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...epped-road-looking-mobile-phone-wins-damages/ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...-down-while-on-phone-wins-payout-from-cyclist https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/18/cycl...on-woman-stepped-front-looking-phone-9996411/ Pedestrian walks into road absorbed in looking at phone, whilst traffic lights were green for traffic. Gets hit by cyclist; sues cyclist for damages; wins. Judge declares 50/50 liability and that "cyclists should expect the unexpected". Like, seriously, what the actual? Orders cyclist to pay her compensation. Basically phone zombies can cross the road without looking and the law will allow them to sue anyone who fails to avoid a collision with them. This seems decidedly silly. Anyway besides this crazy ruling, I know from my own personal experience that more and more pedestrians are crossing the road (or otherwise behaving in an unsafe manner) whilst glued to their phones. Not only are these people indefensible idiots, but extremely anti-social too. Just the other day I had to stop my car as a runner - with attached dog - was running in the the road utterly unaware of my existence. She never looked up once from her phone. Never attempted to control the dog who was running slap-bang in the middle of the road, towards me. And yes, of course I stopped, but mainly because I'm an animal lover Who knows what was on her phone - maybe her pal had eaten a really spiffy lunch - but it was clearly more important than either her safety or the safety of her pooch. Does anyone else look at phone zombies and basically think, "This is how our civilisation ends. Slaves to social media and unable to function for the slightest moment without staring at our phones." Sure I post a lot of inane, useless **** here - but from my PC, in the living room. Out and about, however, I like to actually look at the scenery/my surroundings; look both ways before I cross the road; avoid walking into people and objects as best as my aging senses allow. Phone zombies are a modern plague of biblical proportions. And it's getting worse all the time. As in, more accepted. Expected. That people absolutely can't wait even a single minute to check their social media is slightly tragic. Even when their own safety is at stake.