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11/13/06
I’m thinking about starting a new movement called WACTD (pronounced whacked)
Filed under: General
Posted by: Jen @ 10:30 am

What does WACTD (whacked!) stand for you ask?

W - Walkers

A - Against

C - Cell-phone

T - Talkers

D - Driving

It don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Des Moines, Iowa, it seems like at least two-thirds of the people out and about in their cars are also talking on the phone.  When you’re standing on a corner with your young child holding your hand and waiting for an opportunity to cross the street, it’s down-right scarey.  I can’t fathom what would be so important that drivers are willing to risk hurting someone to talk on the phone.  I’m sure they think they’re perfectly capable of doing both, but I’ve watch from the sidewalk as these people pass by — and they’re in some other zone.

It needs to stop.  Are you with me?  If you have a cell phone and would like to make a call while you’re driving your car, I ask you to first ask yourself whether it’s worth the risk or whether it can wait a minute or two until you have an opportunity to pull over.

I don’t want to get whacked. 

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