I haven’t owned a cell phone since 2006

Gosh, how sad I am to missing out on stuff like this.


3 comments on “I haven’t owned a cell phone since 2006

  1. Karen says:

    Do you have a land line, or just no phone at all? I love having a cell phone, but I certainly don’t use it as much as teens. I think I had a grand total of 39 call minutes and 50 text messages for the whole month. It’s very convenient for so many things, and it’s a safety device, in my opinion.

  2. Miko says:

    I have a regular landline and a fax machine, but come to think of it I rarely use it because I’m never at home anyway. I think that cell phones are a godsend for working mothers – they certainly were for me, back in the day – but nowadays I can only feel irritated about the myriad ways that they inconvenience my life, and I detest the way that people feel that they can impose them on my life. Yesterday, for example, I gave a long-prepared-for cultural lecture for 40 people that was interrupted several times by beepings, chimes, and at least one whispered conversation (and that was the considerate bunch!). In the past I’ve also been annoyed by certain friends who think that being in cell phone contact means that they can change all our plans at the last minute, or even cancel them if something better shows up. Those friends are no longer in my life. And I just shake my head at the way that cell phones tend to turn otherwise intelligent people into zombies, wandering around gazing at a small screen held in the palm of their hands. It’s no fun having to navigate my way through people like that during rush hour, I can tell you.

    I’m a dinosaur.

  3. Miko says:

    Not to mention stuff like this.

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