Could you live without your cell phone?
• 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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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...