WTOP- A Chinese teenager got a valuable — and embarrassing — lesson about distracted walking when her entire leg got lodged in a drain while texting.
The girl’s leg slipped through the metal grill of the drain, up to her thigh recently in China.
Her foot was lodged, and she was unable to move or free herself.
Passersby comforted the girl, and called the fire department, which was able to remove the bars and free the girl. She was scratched and bruised, but not seriously hurt.
An eyewitness Jun Niu, who posted pictures of the girl, said she was embarrassed to be trapped in the predicament.
More grates please. This is how we fix the texting and walking epidemic. We shouldn't be pandering to people that spend their entire lives buried in their phones. We shouldn't be creating 'texting lanes' for people to feel more accepted and comfortable disassociating from the world around them. He need to put more obstacles in their way. Shit, just drill a couple metric sized holes down to middle earth. Survival of the fittest. No one to blame but yourself. This isn't even to say that I don't walk and text. I do. I try not to make a habit of it, but I do. I think everyone does to a certain extent. However, if I fell into a drain, snapped my leg in half and had a bunch of people walking by pointing and laughing you can bet your ass I would change my ways.
The only thing people want to do more than play on their phones is to avoid looking stupid in public. That's why we need to add some more drains to our streets and make them choose between the two. You might safely tell your significant other about your day, but you're just as likely to end up with a fractured ankle and a shattered sense of self. Enough of these incidents happen and people are sure to realize which one is more valuable. Either that or they will be laid up in hospital beds unable to inconvenience those that are smart enough to stop before they text. If we are going to make changes let's make changes that make life harder for idiots, not easier.