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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 10:33 pm, Sat May 31, 2014.

For a sight so comical, texting while riding a bicycle is rather grave. At around the 15-year mark of cellphone texting ubiquity, this special variety of cellphone user, hands down, is my favorite strictly for comedic value. This corner of my heart once belonged to the cellphone user having what should be a private conversation in a small area full of strangers, like the waiting room of a dental office or a Jiffy Lube lobby.

Everyone sharing the space pretends to read magazines or study their cuticles, but of course they’re all focused on the same thing — whether or not the man on the phone is going to end his marriage after discovering his wife racked up thousands of dollars in debt playing online poker. On top of that, she recently began frequenting Fun Time Sports Bar with a co-worker who chain smokes menthol cigarettes, did a year in prison and has five children from three marriages.

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