Friday, June 13, 2008

Multitasking Madness

On my walk to work from the bus stop a few weeks ago, as I passed the Starbucks at the Magnolia Hotel I saw a young lady walking her dog (a black Labrador, I think). She was holding the leash in one hand and a large cup of Starbucks coffee in the other while talking hands-free on her cell phone - not via a Bluetooth headset, but by adopting that frequently-observed hunched Ygor-like pose of holding it to her ear and cheek with her shoulder. And then, to top it all off, she reached into her purse and took out a cigarette, which she put in her mouth and proceeded to light.

And she and her dog were walking all this time.

I wish I'd had my camera.