In any grocery parking lot you can observe people coming out of the store, loading their bags, calling someone on their cell phone and then backing out – in that order.
QTBA: What event is so critical that people have to make a call while backing out of a parking space?
Apparently, there was no crisis urgent enough to delay shopping. No emergency required immediate action between the store and the parking space. If imminent disaster struck after entering the vehicle surely it would have been more timely to handle it before blasting off into the parking lot slipstream of autos, carts and people juggling groceries, kids, etc. So, odds are there is no catastrophe requiring emergency cell phone intervention.
But suddenly as they shift into reverse, like Pavlov’s dog they begin salivating with desire for a voice in their ear. With their head cocked to cradle the phone between shoulder and neck, range of motion restricted, and scope of vision limited, they fire their 2000 pound weapon – backwards. Contorted in this demented version of Twister, we can only pray they aren’t chewing gum, too.
This demands a new traffic citation category: “Driving While Twisted.”