Wednesday, October 7, 2009


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.


  1. I can't imagaine not having my cell phone with me! It's not that I talk on it a lot..I don't at all. Mainly in case of an emergency...or if I just NEED to get ahold of someone...right now!! lol

  2. Great post! We depend on these devices too much. And although I agree with you, I have to admit that I would be hyperventilating if I forgot my cell phone at home. I would be thinking, "this is the one day an emergency will happen."

    Now, I would never answer the phone while sitting in the bathroom. (Although I might look at caller ID...just to make sure it's not an emergency.)

    This topic brings up another thought. When I was in high school/college people didn't have cell phones....we used payphones. Where are the phone booths today? Other than the payphones at the mall and the airport, I can't remember seeing one for years, and definitely not a phone booth. Although they were the most disgusting, germy things...I miss them. Where will Clark Kent change into Superman.... a cyber cafe'?

  3. See, this is why I think you and I instantly connected because I totally agree with your sentiments on this post.

    I too do not have a cell phone and my home phone is landlined not cordless.

    *shocking, hu?

    I have nothing against technology at all (in fact, I love it), but rather the way some people are excessive with it. I live in a city, therefore am exposed to people walking next to me 24-hours a day screaming private conversations on their cell phones and text messaging while colliding with other pedestrians on the sidewalk because they're not paying attention to what's going on around them.

    Excess...that's my only complaint.

    Great post!

  4. Isabella,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post. No I cannot find payphones anywhere either. Up until about a month ago there was one still at the restaurant I work in but Verizon wasn't making enough money so they yanked it off the wall. Poor superman, what ever will he do?

  5. NSGIRL,
    hi and thanks for your comment, although I just have to ask: what is the BIG EMERGENCY everyone is waiting for?

  6. Ron,
    as always thanks for stopping. Too bad we're both gay, I'd think we'd make a great couple together on our landline phone with no caller id or call waiting. That would really piss people off!

  7. One thing I always think of as an emergency is my car breaking down at night (or anytime for that matter)...I'd not be too happy to not have my phone with me in that case for sure! I guess it's just a part of my "comfort zone" & has been a great convenience for me many, many times over!!