You know, I think back sometimes (not too far back, 6-7 years perhaps) when we (most of us) didn't have cellphones.
What were we missing? I see people cling to their phones, jump at the slightest vibration, take it out and look at it every 5 minutes, making sure they didn't somehow miss the ring. Very amusing when a common ringtone sounds and 5-6 people check their cells, or even just answer. Fast. Time's a-wastin'
Why? What is so god damn important now that wasn't before? What is it that we were lacking 10 years ago, that fills our void now?
I hate cellphones. Hate them. I routinely leave mine at home when I go out. "But we won't be able to reach you".
I DO NOT WANT TO BE REACHED!
When I am out, I would like to not hear from my buddies, my work, my patients, the telemarketers. I do not care if I won two new ringtones (download now!!!), I do not care how the DOW did, I do not care if two bombs exploded in my neighborhood. I really don't. There will be time to find out all that when I come back. When I reach my landline, when I turn on my TV. When I'm out, I'm OUT.
I hope this doesn't sound too angry or callous - it is not my intent. But, did I mention? I hate cellphones. They destroy the environment (in more ways than one, do a google search and see), they destroy private time and they damage interpersonal relations.
The only reason I don't toss mine away? They are handy to have in the car in case you break down - and yes. In case some family tragedy befalls one.