The Old Soldier (that’s me) did some food shopping in Little Italy earlier today. Even though it’s Spring, the Summer-like weather keeps coming hot and sunny.
I walked to the supermarket and picked up a jar of olives, a block of provolone cheese and a ham hock to put in my freezer for later when I decide to cook up a mess of lima beans in my crock pot.
During my walk to, through and back from Little Italy, I must have seen three dozen people staring at, listening or talking to, or texting on their smartphones.
Some of these people were standing in one place. Some were jogging. Others were walking and a few of them were driving.
The Old Soldier doesn’t own a smartphone. I know smartphones are useful and for some people they are necessary. I know smartphones can save lives.
I’m just relaying what I saw on my walk through Little Italy.
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