Cellphone Zombie

Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 29 May 2015 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Location: New York city

I find ironic that people are all too willing to drive a car while they're talking on a cellphone, where the consequences of being distracted are potentially quite dire, but when they're on foot and the consequences of being distracted are generally no more serious than bumping into somebody walking the other way, they invariably stop dead in their tracks for the duration of the call.

This guy stood there for a full three minutes, with the phone on speaker and held flat in his hand so he could speak directly into the microphone, and I heard every word of his conversation about what colors and which sizes and how many balloons the person on the other end of the conversation should buy for the party.