The beach is the place to see the unexpected and today was no exception. A lady walking at the edge of the water was holding a spatula out in front of her.

Seriously? What does one do with a spatula on the beach?

Or was it actually a rear-view mirror? The beach was crowded, but it seemed excessive to be so concerned about getting bumped from behind that you would need a rear-view mirror.

I did a double-take, and then a triple-take, squinting my eyes into focus.

There was no mirror attached to the gadget. Only a smart phone.

The light began to dawn. The woman wasn’t looking at the sand and the magnificent ocean, the very things I came to enjoy. She was taking selfies, probably to post on social media.

Technology usage is getting way out of hand.


  1. Susie D.
    May 25, 2015

    i like what you did there. “…way out of hand.” i agree. whole-handedly.

    • Karen Curran
      May 28, 2015


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