I must be the only person left in this technological world without a cell phone. Yea, I know it sounds crazy, but its true... I DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE. You can put your eyes back into their sockets and pick your lower jaw up off of the floor now! It isn't that I don't want one, I cannot afford both right now. A year ago when I got my first laptop, I had to get internet service and it was just cheaper for me to get the bundled service with the phone, internet, and cable for one "low" monthly price. I'm a struggling waitress/student and cheaper is right up my alley. I had my cell phone shut off, gasp.
Since no longer having one of these high tech communication devices I cannot help but to notice how prevelant they are in our society today. Its actually quite frightening to me. Remember the old days... when you weren't home the caller left you a message on your answering machine, and you got back to them at your convenience. Long gone are those days, anyone can get a hold of you any time or any place you are, even if that means you're answering your phone in the stall next to me in the ladies room. Come on people, is nothing private anymore?
I understand the need to keep connected, I do but seriously where is the line drawn? Do you need to be talking or god forbid texting another human being every second of everyday? Have some respect for the other people around you, I do not want to share in your conversation! There are times and places when these gadgets are acceptable and in class, on the bus, and in the bathroom, are UNACCEPTABLE!
Do me a favor, take notice today of how many people you walk past that have a device attached to their ears, you will be amazed.