No, this is not a sentimental post regarding a long ago loved and admired grandfather.
Pay attention!!! Pay attention!!!!!! PaPa....
As a teacher it was tempting to say that several times a day but I tried hard to not single children out. If there was a distracting behavior I dealt with that and not a public scolding with PAY ATTENTION!!!
Today, 2012, paying attention seems to be a lost art.
Talking on a cell while conducting a store transaction instead of pay now, talk later.
Texting while driving....need I say more?
Playing an electronic game while watching television and missing the whole theme of a show and then questioning others so they miss what they were paying attention to...phew!
Multi-tasking has become an art and some would say, a necessity. Sadly, few do it well. When the safety and consideration of others is at risk, I say please pay attention!
(Sorry, I said yesterday no more soapbox but this was an issue for me today-multiple times. I PROMISE tomorrow will be less lecture and more informative!)