NYC filmmaker Casey Neistat has created a nifty short video about Texting While Walking, or more specifically, why you shouldn’t do that. Don’t let the quirky use of cardboard, spray-paint, glue stick and stop-motion fool you…

You’re being very inconsiderate. Believe it or not, as you zombie-stroll down the street, eyes down, fingers tinkering — the world outside of your blind spot is still there and it will break your nose, girl. Learn your texting safety and etiquette, with this handy tutorial.

Perhaps hoping that everyone will unplug their mugs from their mobile devices for the sake of “eye contact, handshakes and face-to-face conversations” is idealistic, but it’s not too much to ask that you step out of pedestrian traffic to send that oh-so-important text.