If you’ve ever been annoyed by people bumping into you on the street while glued to their phones, you’re not alone. In fact, a New Jersey assemblywoman is so over it, she’s proposing to make it illegal in the the Garden State.
Cities have tried everything from creating dedicated sidewalk lanes to cushioning lampposts. (No, I’m not kidding). For those of us who can stand to put our phone down for five minutes, it’s f*cking annoying. I’m one of those assholes who will purposely walk into these people so they look up. Like helloooo?! Move to the side if you really need to post a tweet that badly.
Violators could face fines of up to $50, 15 days imprisonment or both, which is the same penalty as jaywalking. Yikes. As of right now, there’s no date set for when the bill will be voted on.
Yet not everyone is thrilled with the idea.
According to Toms River, NJ resident Michael Graichen, “I think it’s a pretty silly thing. All the problems we have in the world, we have to worry about somebody walking down the street texting. Maybe some of these politicians should worry about real problems we have in New Jersey.”
As a stereotypically annoyed Jersey girl who’s been working in New York City for a few years, I’m all about this. Lock ’em up! Oh and while you’re at it, lock up those who refuse to pick a damn side on the sidewalk, and wear sunglasses inside, and don’t use a blinker, and chew like animals. LOCK UP ALL MORONS. (I’m just waiting for a comment about overcrowding in prisons). That is all. Thanks. ✌️