By Braddah Lance
We see people walking all da time.
Slowly, quickly, taking it easy, walking with a purpose but no mattah wat - it may just be my keen WWD! observation skills - haven't you notice dat people walk wit their head down?
Wassap Wit Dat!
Riding into work I seen a person with an iPod, head down. Anoddah person semi-looking down but did look up every time she needed to take a drag of her cigarette. And then a person with a bluetooth yapping away looking like a mime.... ok, dat person's head was up.
For da most part, da head will come up wen approaching an intersection or wen you "sense" someone/something nearby but mostly it's staring at da ground in front - or below - you. It's a wondah why so many people have neck problems cause it isn't natural having to hold da heaviest part of you body tilting forward.
I catch myself staring at da ground in front as if I was looking for money and dunno why I do it. Maybe cause I do find money sometimes I continue to do it. Wen Da Wife and I travel my head is nevah looking at da ground cause I'm always looking around. Maybe cause at home it isn't "interesting enough" or maybe cause I see da same ole' same ole' or maybe walking is just.... boring.
Believe it or not I see da head down thing all da time at work too. I bet you most of da people can tell you wea da rip in da carpet is or wea get da big coffee stain or if there's a lump in da ground.
I also noticed dat most times da head down walking thing happens wen you're walking alone AND without sun glasses. Once da shades are on, da head tends to be in it's proper place looking forward as if it was your force field.
So how do you walk? Notice anything different about walking? Try go look around today and see..... at least if you're looking you know you're not looking at da ground.