Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cell Phones, necessary??

Now Ok, so I'm the queen of losing/breaking/mutilating in some way all forms of wireless communications. This summer alone I've lost my phone and put it in the washer.... note, these are two separate phones as after I washed the first phone it ceased to function properly.

Anyways, while I was waiting for the nice people at the phone insurance company that I've grown so fond of to send me my replacement phone (p.s. I'm on my last phone, if I lose/break this one I'm screwed till January.... lets see if I can make it to Halloween) I had to go the entire weekend +friday and monday during the day sans cell phone. And let me just say that I've learned a couple of things.

1). Without a cell phone it's really hard for some people to get in touch with you if they don't have access to the internet on the weekends and you don't have a land line.

2). I felt so much more relaxed without having the notion that at any time my phone would ring with someone wanting to chat/bother me etc. That being said, I was all types of productive on saturday while I was incommunicado. I will be turning my cell phone off at more points in the future to simulate the effect of not having a cell phone for some "me time"

3). Not having a cell phone and suspending your service does not act as a deterrent to those of baser instincts who want to get into your pants. Upon activating my replacement phone and restoring service I was delivered 3 text messages from a particular sender that were graphic to say the least, I recognized the number at least.....

So having had a cell phone pretty much every moment of my entire life for the past 7 years I've become accustomed to having communication at my fingertips at all times.... but you know what? Sometimes it's nice to not be able to be reached....


DC Cookie said...

Exactly why I refuse to buy a Blackberry. When I leave work, I leave work. I don't want work following me on vacation.

Anonymous said...

I hear ya, Dale. I enjoy turning my cell phone off so I won't be interrupted all the time.

Swirly said...

Other bonuses...People without cell phones are more likely to be ON TIME b/c while en route, they can't stop and say "i'm late".

People without cell phones can actually recall phone numbers from memory...and not consult their contacts list!

I turn mine off every saturday night and then giggle at the 23 text messages I recieve when I cut it back on at afterhours....it's amazing anyone was able to walk thru the door of a club if you believed any of the TRAGICALLY DRAMATIC texties people start sending on saturday night! LOL