A seventeen-year old woman sent shock waves through the public transport system of a major city today when she travelled from the suburbs to the centre, keeping her mobile phone in her bag for the entire journey.
In what has been described as an "incredible journey", and an "epic event" of "Everest-climbing proportions", it appears the teenager neither took her phone out of her bag to examine it the minimum 30 or more times as is the usual case for young women on any 15-minute journey, nor did she use it for texting or for making phone calls.
What makes the journey even more ground-breaking is that the young woman in question read a newspaper and was actually seen conversing unashamedly with other passengers.
A doctor who was at the scene, Professor Sam Sung, tried to offer an explanation.
"I really do not understand this new phenomenon. To have a 17 year-old woman take a bus journey without even taking her mobile phone out of her bag for the entirety, is, well, completely unheard of.
"Teenagers today, especially girls, cannot undertake the simplest of tasks, such as eating, taking a bath or even breathing without constantly checking their mobile phones to see if they have a message.
"These girls, or 'mobimorons' to give them the correct medical term, simply cannot function without a mobile phone in their hand.
"In fact, in some severe cases, if they have forgotten their phone, these mobimorons will wander aimlessly around, vacant stare on their face and left hand in the 'phone-hold' position, while prodding their empty palm with their right-hand texting finger.
"My biggest fear is that this phenomenon could actually spread, leading to youth everywhere starting to develop conversational skills, beginning to read newspapers and even taking books onto public transport."