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Sadly, People Who Walk and Text Could Actually Use This

Anyone who has tried to navigate down a busy sidewalk while dodging people who are obliviously looking down at their phones will appreciate this latest prank by ImprovEverywhere. Their latest mission in New York City was to pose as municipal workers, with orange "Department of Transportation" vests, and act as "Seeing Eye People" for texting-obsessed pedestrians. In the first part of the day’s performance, the "texters" are also in on the shtick, but later, ImprovEverywhere (in collaboration with Buzzfeed) provided the service for real people! Hey, it’s an idea—and you know Mayor Bloomberg is obsessed with New Yorkers’ health and safety. [ImprovEverywhere]