As we come into campus many mornings I'll see this young woman at the intersection of Oak and Baldwin streets, near Carr's Hill, waiting to cross. She's always looking down, staring at the object in her hands. Even when she crosses.
And no, it's not a phone. It's always a book.
I find this fascinating. She may be the only person at UGA walking while reading a book rather than a smartphone. I've wanted to get out and ask her why. Is she a word nerd? Work at the nearby grad school office? Studying for a big GRE or MCAT or LSAT? Any close calls while walking in most mornings, eyes locked on her book? And does she even own a mobile phone?
There's a story there.