A Lesson on Watching Where You’re Going

I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for my take on these cell phones and tablets the kids these days are all carrying around. Frankly, if it keeps them quiet, I usually wouldn’t care. Go ahead, sit in front of the TV and ruin your eyes, see if I care—that’s just fewer people disturbing my peace and quiet. 

It’s the people who get so busy talking and texting that really gives me steam; it just grills my burgers. Here I am, trying to mind my own business and get my groceries and some fool on a phone gets me in trouble. If you’re expecting a story, I guess I aim to please today. 

A Grocery Store Mishap

I’ve been staying in Utah for a couple days, looking for some secluded area where no one will bother me. No one knocking on my door with pamphlets, no friendly neighbors bringing me their weird casseroles or letting their kids loose on my lawn—just peace and quiet. 

Of course, I wasn’t far enough out of the city, clearly. 

It happened on an evening grocery run. I thought I’d just pick up a few things for dinner, and I was about to get my last items and take my purchases and my coupons to the counter. Of course, that wasn’t meant to be. Some guy with a Bluetooth headset (the only thing worse than a cell phone) was talking away, off in his own little world. 

Well, here in the real world, we don’t block the whole aisle to talk about sales quotas. So, I got a little angry, and I whipped around the corner into the next aisle. 

Then, everything went black. 

Slip-and-Fall Accident Recovery

Technically, the property owner is responsible for my injuries. They’ll be the one I need to take to court, or at least, that’s what my Salt Lake City personal injury lawyer keeps saying. 

They should have put out a “Wet Floor” sign warning customers about the conditions. I certainly won’t argue that the owner was a little bit incompetent, letting me get hurt so badly. Now, I’m laid up with a concussion and no chance of doing anything but lying around. 

Still, none of this would have happened if it weren’t for Headset Guy. All he had to do was respect all the other people in the store. But, could he do that? Of course not! That guy is probably still out there, telling lame jokes to whatever poor person is on the other side of the line, causing even more accidents. Really, he’s a menace that should be stopped. 

Of course, I have my doubts that anyone is going to take the damage he did seriously. Oh, it was a slippery floor, they’ll say. Oh, you weren’t paying attention because you were angry, they might add. To which I say, that’s true, but it doesn’t mean this guy isn’t a troublemaker. 

So, keep an eye out for people like this. They just might be careless enough to leave you with a head injury and even more time in Salt Lake City.