Today I saw something that I’ve never seen before – someone jogging while talking on a cell phone. Not one of those bluetooth/Borg/in-ear ones either, an actual hand-held cellular telephone. While jogging. AND running a dog on a leash beside them.
I’m no Luddite – I love my cell phone, and technology in general. I had just never seen such a thing before. It seems like a one-or-the other proposition to me – jog or chat on the phone. If you are jogging and you get a call you want to take, answer the phone and power-walk for a bit. Or something.
I was riding my bike when I saw this, and decided I needed a picture. But it’s a small town, and I probably know the person who was jogging, so I didn’t want to be too blatant about it. I pulled my camera from my pocket, took the leather case off with my teeth (all while still biking a partially icy/snowy road) and, once I was at least a block away, took the following picture over my shoulder:
If you look really, really close, you can see what may or may not be this jogger over there on the right. Sorta. Good shot of the side of my head, though. And my shoulder.
Look, I know what I saw. You’ll just have to trust me.