Everywhere you go, you see proof that people are more and more addicted, co-dependent, attached at the death grip to our smartphones. A woman texting while she's out on a date at a restaurant (so annoying!), a guy FaceTiming as he works out at the gym, a mom texting as she drives (the WORST!), etc. It's bad, and seriously, our dependence on smartphones is just making us more stupid. And can you imagine if, out of the blue, these folks' treasured gadgets BROKE? Oh noes! What the hell would they do then?
One 48-year-old Illinois guy, Michael Alan Skopec, experienced that exact devastating moment when, apparently, his iPhone broke. And he was soooo upset (and intoxicated, duh) that it was seemingly out of commission that he CALLED 911 FIVE TIMES. Oh, how I wish I was kidding! What a total jackass!!
Clearly, there are a bevy of things the guy could have done instead. A few suggestions ...
But no, instead, the guy got arrested for his tool-ish behavior, and the cops said there was nothing they could do about his "malfunctioning smartphone." He was released, but has to appear in court on November 18. Agh. Seriously, the more stories like this, the more faith I lose in humanity ...
What do you think about this idiot guy? Do you think people are too dependent on their smartphones?
Image via Kendall County Sheriff Dept.
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I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
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