Can I Fear You Now?
Dawn cracks early today.
I must awake to start another 16 hour period of
survival in the phone zone.
These aren’t easy times and I can not afford to panic.
The mindless hordes have grown unabated. Their
doltish brood is increasing at an exponential rate. They
seem to be controlled by a more determined power
these days. Their catatonic screen stares bely an
underlying machination. They seem to be in pursuit of
a goal that is beyond my understanding.
When I use the term understanding I don’t mean in a rocket science, orbital mechanics kind of way. I understand the gist of that.
I mean it in a “ I do not understand your servitude to
your phone” kind of way. I dare not approach them in
an attempt to understand their reasoning. That would
be interrupting one unintelligible act with another.
These hordes go by many names, Phonezies,
Smartzies, PokePods. Smartzie seems to be a misnomer.
There are many adjectives one could use to characterize
these hordes, smart is not one that I would choose.
I am going with PokePod. It has a nice ring to it
and is marketable. You can use it but I get a cut of the
The journey to and fro is wrought with extra dangers
these days. The PokePods are ignoring risks and taking
their phone reverence on the road. If they were only
risking themselves that would be one thing but they are
jeopardizing thousands of innocents.
Yes, I include myself in those thousands. I am innocent. Ok, I was once.
The PokePods need to pull their head out of their
apps and pay attention to the road. They need to stop
panicking about the poke dudes and dudettes* they
can’t find and start panicking about their potential
contribution to traffic fatalities. If their activities
continue unabated, I fear for the sake of mankind.
I must conclude this entry soon. Night is coming and I
need to conserve my energy for what may be a long
night. The PokePods have ceased their activity for now
but the nights are long and their activities are
unpredictable. The pitch black of night presents no
barriers for these plugged in legions of chaos and I
must be prepared for the unknown. Author signing off.
* A hipster term for a female dude. No it’s not in the dictionary. It wouldn’t be a hipster term then.