No doubt, whether you've been driving, riding, biking, walking, or just sitting somewhere waiting, you've encountered a cell phone zombie. They walk among us in the County.

We may be jesting a bit, but seriously, the dawn of the smart phone zombie, or Smombie as they're called among Germany's youth, have attributed to many close calls in the county.

If you're paying attention, you too will see these cell phone zombies walking among us in the County, so be careful.

Here are some signs to look out for.


  • Gianluca D'Auri Muscelli, Thinkstock
    Gianluca D'Auri Muscelli, Thinkstock

    They're Crazy People

    They simply cannot resist the temptation to pick up their phone and 'Search.' A lack of self-discipline to allow their brain to override their urge and passion by telling them "No, you will not pick up your smart phone." They behave like a crazy person if they don't have their phone.

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    Tomohiro Ohsumi, Getty Images

    Pokemon Go

    Pokemon Go was a big hit a few years ago, but it caused smart phone users to become the ultimate smart phone zombie. Walking from point to point with their noses dug into the screen of their phone, caused some of them to stop traffic and irritate the public as a whole. Not to mention a well-designed death sentence for those who simply refused to pay attention to the life and hazards that surrounded them.

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    They Always Taking Dumb Selfies

    The Smombies always have to take a selfie and post it on some social network site. As if people have forgotten what they looked like 5 minutes ago when they posted the last one. They quickly lose the victory or get upset, if their photo doesn't garner 50 likes or more.


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    Sasa Nikolic, Thinkstock

    They Yell On The Phone

    Back in the day, you used your normal voice when talking on the phone. But today....people think they have to yell at the person on the other end to hear them. Something like, "YEAH...I'M IN THE LOBBY IN THE MOVIE THEATER RIGHT NOW. YEAH! OK! I'LL SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET HERE." As everyone in the lobby is staring at them, they simply click the hang-up button on their phone and get in line for pop corn as if nothing happened.

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    They Try To Drive And Chat At The Same Time

    Even though you may not know who the zombies are, when you get on the road, they are quickly identified. They're the ones doing makeup, eating burgers, slapping the kids in the back seat, texting, and talking on their phone. The real Smombies are those who have the phone to their ear on the window side, which gives them yet another blind spot in their vehicle. They're all slap happy as they drive down the road, talking, laughing and not paying attention all while they are cutting people off and almost taking out a pedestrian or two.

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