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....

3 comments:

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.

Complacent Chase 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