Why is it when Trinis are on their cell phones they are oblivious to the world around them?! Recently while moving around the city I had a couple encounters with the phone wielding trinis, On my way back to the office just as i reached the corners of Carlos and Ariapita, the light turned red so i stopped to wait my turn, littlie miss Nokia was approaching the intersection on foot, finished with a call and started another while attempting to cross the road, the lights for us changed to green so traffic started moving again little miss nokia stepped into the road without looking, guess what happened? she was almost run over by a SUV, not driven by me though. She probably did not learn the little ditty while at school. “Look before you cross the street up and down up and down” or she was just too distracted by the mobile to remember how to cross the street.
Went to collect some stuff for the office in port of spain, Got to the place stood there waiting and waiting and waiting until it was my turn, then i approached the counter and waited and waited again, do you know what i was waiting on? I’d tell you, It was for Mrs Samsung to get off the cell phone and attend to me, HELLO! Have anyone heard of telephone Etiquette? Well it applies to mobile phones too. GUESS WHAT! There is something named good customer relations and that applies to the people you serve on a daily basis, Did Mrs Samsung have qualifications in customer relations? I think she did or was she too busy on the cell phone to remember what she learn in business school? I think she was!
On my way home from work, heading east on the eastern main road. The traffic started slowing until it was crawling and stopping sometimes, I noticed cars getting on the opposite carriageway and overtaking, when it was my turn to overtake lo and behold i saw Mr. Sony ericsson in the middle of the road cell phone at ear and crawling at about 5kmph oblivious to the fact that he was causing probably 4 miles of traffic behind him, blowing the horn to alert him didn’t work he just shook his head and kept on crawling on. What does the law say about cell phones while driving? Use a head set, if you don’t have one and you must take or make a call pull to the side of the road and do so. Do you think the driver of the offending vehicle knew that? I think he did. But he just chose to disregard the law and be a nuisance to all the other road users….. These Trinis and their cell phones is the worst