They could just look both ways. But noooo, pedestrians have been killed because of those pesky iPods. So New York is talking about outlawing them when crossing the street.

Now I’ve seen some people who can’t breathe and cross a street safely at the same time.

Maybe it’s just the particular individuals, and not the iPod? Ya think?

Or maybe I’m just an insensitive and foolish oboe player.

Or maybe it’s both.


  1. A comment I read somewhere else…

    An article from said the following:
    “‘While people are tuning into their iPods and cell phones, they’re tuning
    out the world around them,’ [State Senator Carl] Kruger said. The proposed law would make talking
    on cell phones while crossing the street a comparable offense to jaywalking.”

    And the snarky (but true) comment: “And take it from us, New York has been much safer since people stopped jaywalking.”

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    Hah! Those poor New Yorkers. Can’t jaywalk. Now they might not be able to have their iPods on while crossing a street. What WILL they do?! 😉

    I do think cell phones and iPods users can be outrageously rude. I just hate hearing about laws to get pedestrians to behave. Heck, maybe we should have laws about rudeness?

    Except they’d never work. So many rude people are unaware that they are rude. (Hmmm. Maybe I’M rude and I don’t realize it?! Could be … who knows …)