All together but not together

Notice how there are quite a few people sitting on this wall in fairly close proximity to one another.  But unless they happen to be together like the the little boy and his mom or the ladies standing with the big purses, they might as well be worlds apart.  Personal space is a catch phrase for ‘don’t get too close to me!’ today.  I am all about personal space; I get a little bit rankled at the store if someone stands too close to me in the checkout line and heaven forbid should their cart get too close or even – gasp – touch me.

We human beings (or meat popsicles; whatever you wish to call yourself) have become adept at carving out our own space bubbles and ignoring what’s around us even when we are in a crowd.  I think the explosion of electronic devices and mobile phones has enabled this greatly.  BTW – you’ve got to love the socks on the guy in red 🙂

(Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what movie I just quoted)

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  1. #1 by milfordstreet on June 12, 2015 - 8:43 am

    I think they are trading personal space fo a place to sit. Personl space is a good thing. You quoted a Police song, but I didn’t get the movie quote. Happy Weekend. 😀

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on June 12, 2015 - 8:46 am

      As in “I’m willing to sit this close to you which I normally probably wouldn’t because I’m tired and need a shady spot to sit down”….. and while I did do the Police song it’s a movie line I’m referring to 🙂

      • #3 by milfordstreet on June 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm

        Can’t help on the movie line. Sorry 😦

      • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on June 12, 2015 - 5:01 pm

        I cannot believe no one has watched that movie other than me and my family.

      • #5 by milfordstreet on June 12, 2015 - 5:10 pm

        You’re unique =)

      • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on June 12, 2015 - 5:15 pm

        Why, yes! Yes I am 🙂 🙂

  2. #7 by Dina on June 12, 2015 - 9:15 am

    This seems to be a city sickness, seen on almost any bus stop around the world today, sad to say. I tried to cheat and googled your quote line but couldn’t find the film, only your blog comment. 😉 😀

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on June 12, 2015 - 9:17 am

      What gets me is when people who are obviously together are still “apart” by being attached to their phones! Here is a hint: It’s from a strange Sci-fi movie 😉

      • #9 by Dina on June 12, 2015 - 10:55 am

        One more hint please; US made or maybe English?

      • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on June 12, 2015 - 4:54 pm

        American movie but a French director. Set in future involving a cab driver.

      • #11 by Dina on June 13, 2015 - 8:37 am

        Could the French director be Luc Bresson? And Bruce Willis is the cabdriver? In the fifth element?
        If not, I need another little hint, please. 😉

      • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on June 13, 2015 - 8:39 am

        Tosses confetti! She did it 🙂 The Fifth Element is the movie.

  3. #13 by hmekeel on June 12, 2015 - 10:40 am

    Hahaha meat popsicles 😂 I prefer to call myself that now

  4. #15 by Valerie (Our Ruins) on June 12, 2015 - 3:47 pm

    What a cool capture! I am all about personal space too…but this is really interesting how everyone is physically near each other but not mentally…they seem to be doing their own thing.

  5. #17 by Before I forget... on June 13, 2015 - 4:55 am

    Thank goodness it is not the movie I was thinking about: Wolf Creek 😉

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