Could you live without your cell phone?

@svalbard (384)
Norway
October 20, 2006 9:17am CST
I know I couldn't
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@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
26 Oct 06
News flash. You are not going to die w/o a cellular phone. Your dependance on it is all in your head. You don't have to always be seconds away from talking to everyone you know. Most people talking on cell phones don't actually have anyting really IMPORTANT to say. Everyone thinks that they do but if they knew the truth they might find what they have to say is really only important to them. Not always, but more often then not. Most conversations could actually wait until you can actually tell the person you want to talk to in person. People in the store who can't seem to buy anything before checking with the person who they love. Talk about insecure! Can't remember everything you came to buy? Make an old fashioned list. Probably takes less time then making the call. I can't begin to count the times I have had close encounters with other drivers who instead of focusing on their driving instead are texting or dialing or conversing with someone they could wait till they got home to talk to. How about the folks in the next booth at the restaurant who keep talking louder and louder on their cell because you have to do the same to be heard by the people AT YOUR TABLE?! Then they get all bent because you are interfearing with their phone conversation. *sheeez The Zagat restaurant guide reports that cell phone rudeness is now the number one complaint of diners, and USA Today notes that “fifty-nine percent of people would rather visit the dentist than sit next to someone using a cell phone.” How many times have you collided into someone who was preoccupied with their phone instead of watching where they are walking? I’ve listened to strangers discuss in excruciating detail their own and others’ embarrassing medical conditions. In the past few years alone, men and women have been stabbed, escorted off of airplanes by federal marshals, pepper-sprayed in movie theaters, ejected from concert halls, and deliberately rammed with cars as a result of their bad behavior on their cell phones. Chaps my hide. With phones ringing in movies, weddings and classrooms, it's no wonder people want to tone down the intrusion. So what legally can be done to stop annoying cell-phone use? I do have a cell phone but I don't feel I have to have it. It is conveniant but not required. If on the road I pull over and stop somewhere before using it. Join the smokers outside the building if you need to shout into your phone. Don't be so rude. There, now I feel a little better. Thank you.
@svalbard (384)
• Norway
26 Oct 06
Thank you very much for your thoughts. And I have to admit that when I read what you are saying, I totally agree with you. Cell phone rudeness is turning out to be an annoying problem in many countries. You get a + for sharing your thoughts with us, thanks!
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@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I sure hope I didn't piss you or anyone else off with this post. I wasn't trying too. Guess I have cell issues to deal with maybe. heh I noticed how this post has not received any responses for days now.
@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
30 Oct 06
If I did I apologize.
@flte74 (878)
• United States
20 Oct 06
Of course I could live without it, I wouldn't want to!
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Ok, you are right.. I guess we all could live without it if we really had to.. I mean, I wouldn't die... but it sure would make my life complicated :)
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@flte74 (878)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Mine too! I would hate not having one! Plus for you :)
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@Amy1602 (72)
1 Nov 06
i really couldn't! i need to be in touch with my friends all the time..my friends are the most important thing to me..apart from my dog =)
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I need to be in touch with my friends all the time too, whether talking on the phone or text messaging. I don't use a landline phone in my home so a definite must to have a cellphone.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
21 Oct 06
never had one..so...YES
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
I guess when you've never had one, you won't miss it either... It is like me and my car. Before I got a car, I could get around perfectly on my bike or by the bus.. but now I use my car whenever I go out. But I guess that's a whole other discussion.
@raadco (599)
• India
21 Oct 06
NO WAY....its really tough to be away frm ma cell..
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
yes it is, thanks for replying
@USchick (159)
21 Oct 06
I probably could. I only have it for when I'm out and about so I have communication to people if I ever have a problem. Carrying a cell phone sure beats the old way of just carrying around a few quarters. ha!
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
that's for sure! he he
@ceddyboi (75)
• Singapore
21 Oct 06
i can never live w/o my cellphone! lol not even 1 day
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
yes, it is hard to part from it, isn't it
@banta78 (4335)
• India
21 Oct 06
I could not possibly living without my cellphone. It is necessity as you need to make calls to get things done and contact family members and friends.
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
Yes. How did we manage that before? I've almost forgotten :)
• India
21 Oct 06
well, actually i havnt found cellphone to be tht useful!
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
you haven't? You probably have other things; like a landline, aswering machine or pager?
@missybal (4492)
• United States
21 Oct 06
No but sometimes I want to throw it out because people now know I always answer it so if I do forget it they freak out thinking something might be wrong with me.
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
true.. It was not like that say ten - fifteen years ago
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
21 Oct 06
marriage - marriage
I couldn't. I use my cell phone all the time. It is actually my substitute for a watch so I even use it for the most basic thing of telling time.
@Stiletto (4584)
21 Oct 06
Have had one for years and never go anywhere without it. I even take it to bed with me! I can't imagine not having one now.
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
21 Oct 06
I know, I feel the same. Thank you for responding
• India
20 Oct 06
no... i dont think it is possible now....
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
thank you for responding
@heartonfire (4132)
• Denmark
20 Oct 06
no,it has become a part of me,and everytime i leve it at home,i feel i am not in contact with the world,i don't know why but i have this weird impression,and also when i come back i find out that many people tried to contact me and it bugs me that i was not there to answer:P
@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
heartonfire - I know the feeling... The worst thing, though, is that people tend to contact me every time I've forgotten my phone at home or somewhere.. but not as much when I have it with me... ironic, isn't it :)
@ahalapia (946)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I don't have a cell phone and I do just great, don't think that i would want one.
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Good for you :)
@lizzyme (87)
• Nigeria
20 Oct 06
YES at least b4 i got a cell phone i was living
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Do you mean your cell phone prevents you from living? I think it makes it easier actually..
@SnIcKasS (1378)
• Israel
20 Oct 06
NO, cellphone is way too important and a part of our lives, that it is really hard to give up on it. it is a really improtand factor.
@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Yes it is. It sure makes it a lot easier to get in touch with one another... How did we manage before? I've almost forgotten...
@y2ksuprio (850)
• India
20 Oct 06
Cell phone is one of the essential thing that we need to live properly & to catch the speed of the generation.It helps us very much,for doing a thing in a moment we need our cell phone.I can forgot to bath,eat,sleep,read but I never forget my cell phone anywhere.
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Hehe, yes, I know..
@Jcblu78 (185)
• Canada
20 Oct 06
Obvioulsy I can, because I do not own a cell phone at the moment. I did have one, but find them way to expensive. I would like one to keep in the car for emergencies, but I don't because it's just not practical finalcially for me right now. I don't really like the who cell phone revolution at the moment, it's turning people into rude human beings. Most think it is ok to answer in the middle of a conversation, answer it during a movie, or talk while driving... all of which I find quite annoying, but I think that is for a nother subject all together.
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Thank you for your reply, and I have to say that I agree with you to some extend. It is rude to answer the phone in the middle of a conversation. And it is not a very good habit to talk loudly on the phone in public places. But nevertheless, I could never part from my phone now that I've gotten used to it...
@aquarian83 (1944)
• United States
20 Oct 06
no i cannot think a day without it
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@svalbard (384)
• Norway
20 Oct 06
Thank you for your reply; I can't think a day without it either