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

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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13 Comments

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 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.

2. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

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

3. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 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...

4. hornetmx

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 12, 2010

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

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Haha? Well thanks for somehow tying this back to Apple

6. random unregistered

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

9. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

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

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION NUMBNUTS

10. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

haha :D shes a wet texter ;]

11. BERTO unregistered

TANGINA NYONG LAHAT HAHAH!

12. romas unregistered

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

13. komelo

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 11, 2011

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