I must live on another planet than the rest of you. I almost always see folks using their cell phones “all” the time… I shopped at Home Depot today and to take advantage of my military discount, I had to load the Home Depot App on my smart phone and the cashier scans a QR Code on my phone, they no longer accept Military ID cards… As I’ve mentioned in other postings, I am an old fart cheap SOB and I’ve carried a TracFone for years, I buy a year’s use card that comes with 1,200 minutes, 1,200 texts, and 1.5 GB Data. I use the data but not the calling or texting and I have over 12,000 minutes of phone call time since you do not loose what you do not use…
So, I was quite put out bringing up their App, searching for their QR Code, as I was waiting in line and I noticed that EVERYONE else in line, even two kids sitting in the shopping carts, had cell phones, no one was calling anyone, I guess just checking text messages and social media.
I see folks all the time scanning their cell phones while pumping gas and I bet that Bing’s Coffee Drinker was still scanning their phone after they paid for their coffee as they walked away.
And VoVo thinks I’m “Chicken Little” crying that Sky is falling… I’m just saying, how many times does a phone have to cause a fire to be taken seriously. How many Ford Pintos were built with the “exploding Gas tanks,” something like 2 or 3 million, but less than 25 cases were confirmed, about 500 were suspected, but not confirmed. But we took that Recall really seriously.
And more recently, remember those battery powered skateboards that that were catching fire, millions of those boards were sold, no one died, lots of property damage, but the world turned upside down recalling those skateboards…
But I ask you, don’t you feel a bit anxious when you are pumping gas and the person on the back side of your pump is pumping gas and yacking on their cell phone?
I have been caught in a gasoline flash explosion. I was far enough away to only get my hair singed and blown on my butt, but other service members, closer to the explosion, were seriously burned and some had career ending injuries, so I take it seriously.
I do not think any cell phone should be used around gas pumps.