Kids Are Spending Their Money on Cell Phone Valets

The robots are winning, people. Latest proof of our losing battle against the rise of the machines comes in the form of cell phone valets. Yeah, they’re officially a thing in New York City. Basically, kids stop by a truck on their way to class an pay $1 per item to store electronic devices just around the corner from their school. That’s because personal electronic devices like iPhones and iPads are banned in all of the city’s public schools, which is particularly a problem for students at the 88 schools with metal detectors. So, the kids drop a dollar a day to keep their cell phones nearby and pick them up right after the last bell. We need to get a PSA out there STAT because these kids are probably going to spend their lives in a constant struggle against nomophobia. [Huffington Post]