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To: rarestia; trickyricky
I think there are two social phenomena going on right now that speak volumes about human behavior.
First and foremost is the cell phone abuse (especially texting) which is so addictive people will risk life and limb to let their friends know - "I just left the mall and some jerk is beeping his horn at me", all while drifting lane to lane doing 45 mph on a 65 mph highway.
The other is bottled water. I think it's replaced smoking to satisfy that hand to mouth habit so many have (or had); and it's also become a security blanket not unlike a baby's "binky."
It still amazes me how many people can't get through a one hour meeting w/o a water bottle. You'd think it was a day long event in the Sahara.
20 posted on 11/08/2010 7:46:19 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
"First and foremost is the cell phone abuse"
Got along fine for 60 years without one.
Everyone can easily do without it.
It's a Madison Avenue manufactured NEED.

"The other is bottled water"
Drink crystal clear spring water from our spring up here.
I pity anyone who has to drink chlorinated, flouridated municipal "water".

It's possible to opt out of modern "progress".
If I were young starting out, I would be right where I am right now,
or working hard to get here.

27 posted on 11/08/2010 9:45:42 AM PST by trickyricky
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