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Woman is too focused on texting & takes a dunk into a mall fountain

Posted: , by John V.

Woman is too focused on texting & takes a dunk into a mall fountain
There is no arguing that texting can really take your attention away from what's in front of you, especially while driving a motor vehicle, but it still applies when casually walking around somewhere.

We've heard stories about a teenager falling into a manhole because of texting, but this video taken from a security camera shows a woman too busy texting away to even notice that she's on a collision course with a mall fountain – eventually falling into it. Granted that the outcome isn't life threatening, it just reiterates the fact that texting is a big distraction while driving.

Aside from the unfortunate event, it's rather bewildering to know that security videos like this are shared with other people aside from security guards – especially when you can hear every comment from the people who recorded the video.

via Gawker & MobileSyrup


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posted on 14 Jan 2011, 16:33 4

1. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


I heard that there are companies out there using the camera so while you're texting you can still see an image of where you're going in front of you...

for the sake of the even further demise of America...


please dont.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 16:37 2

2. Itzatlas (Posts: 37; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


EPIC LOLZORZ!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is too funny.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 16:38 2

3. Itzatlas (Posts: 37; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


I like how all the people around her were like... Oh look at that lady... in JC Pennies. No one cares about her.Awwwww...

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 16:49 3

4. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)


I hope that wasn't an iphone. I don't think water damage is covered by the Apple care plan.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 17:48

5. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Haha? Well thanks for somehow tying this back to Apple

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 18:41 2

6. random (unregistered)


Wonder if Microsoft will use this as ammo for their W7P commercials?

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 00:12

9. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


lol. I was just thinking the same thing. That's a WM7 commercial right here

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 19:23

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


too bad the batteries dont have more juice in them to give their owners a little shock when they do dumb things like this.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 21:06

8. xtroid2k (Posts: 460; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION NUMBNUTS

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 14:39

10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


haha :D shes a wet texter ;]

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 19:00

11. BERTO (unregistered)


TANGINA NYONG LAHAT HAHAH!

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 07:37

12. romas (unregistered)


I feel for the poor cleaning person who has to mop up her mess.

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 13:19

13. komelo (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Jan 2011)


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