Do you ever leave the house without your Cellphone?

United States
August 12, 2009 8:05am CST
I always try to remember to have my cellphone charged and ready to go when I leave the house. But, I have left and forgot to put it back into my purse and then needed it only to realize what I did. How about you, do you always carry your cellphone or have you forgotten it at home?
10 responses
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I do not have that problem, because i do not own a cell phone. We only have a house phone. When i go out somewhere to do something the last thing that i want to do is talk on the phone. I guess that i am old fashioned but i do not see how so many people are chained to their phone.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I was like you for a long time. I didn't get a cell phone until last year and I really don't use it alot. I just do the pre-paid card so don't have a huge cost. I'm just gone from home more(last year anyway)now and the kids would be home or in school and I thought it would be better if they could reach me.
• United States
13 Aug 09
The only reason I have one is for emergencies. At my age it helps, you never know when I'll have car trouble so its good to have it. Thanks for commenting.
• China
12 Aug 09
be frankly, i seldom forgot it at home. because when i go to work, i only take three things, my cellphone, the keys, and an umbrella. if it was left at home, that was because i didnt want to take it out. i did sometimes do it, cause wanted to be alone to calm down then.
• United States
12 Aug 09
I know what you mean, I normally always carry it but have forgotten it at times. Old age, lol.Thank you for your response, yolanda.
• China
13 Aug 09
lol...when we forgot sth at home or at some other places, we also would joke like so, old age... lol
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I intend to take the cell phone with me, but like you sometimes I forget. Try to just keep it in my purse so it is not forgotten. What usually happens here is that I will put my phone to charge and then forget to unplug it in the morning and put back in my purse. It is not usually a big problem, my kids have my work phone # also.
• United States
12 Aug 09
I know what you mean, that is basically when I forget it too. Thanks for your response.
• China
12 Aug 09
i think cellphone id very important for us.so yes,i ever leave the house without my cellphone.i can use my cellphone when i have something important.
• United States
12 Aug 09
Thank you very much for responding. Yes, I agree it is our lifeline.
@nqh2009 (66)
• Vietnam
12 Aug 09
When I go out in the early morning for exercise I don't take cellphone about half hour. If my cellphone out off battery I very wory.
• United States
12 Aug 09
I do understand where your coming from. I also worry when I dont have it with me. Thanks for responding, nqh2009.
• United States
12 Aug 09
I have forgotten it before and feel completely helpless. I am always worried that I will have a flat tire or car trouble and be on the side of the road and cant call for help.
• United States
12 Aug 09
Yes, that is always my fear also when I leave it at home. So far so good, no problems, but it could happen. Thanks for your response, funandgames.
@pushkin69 (546)
12 Aug 09
Hi there. When I leave the house I always have my mobile phone with me. I think the main reason is that if there is an emergency and I need to be reached or I need to get hold of someone, I can. It has not happened so far, but you never know!
• United States
12 Aug 09
I do try to remember it because of needing it in an emergency. But at my age i do forget sometimes, lol. Thanks for the response, pushkin69.
@andiel (117)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 09
Forgotten? Sometimes. To intentionally leave it in house? never. Almost part of my earnings and businesses are coming through online and calls. Therefore it is very important to have my cellphones with me all the time. Plus, you'll never know what you're missing when leaving your cellphones, right?
• United States
12 Aug 09
I try not to leave it intenionally either, but sometimes just forget that it's charging. Thanks for your response, andiel.
• Saudi Arabia
10 Sep 09
It happened to me when I was hurrying up to go for work,I only then realized after half an hour I arrived at my work that my cellphone not in my pocket,where I usually keep it.My gosh,the problem I can't contact now my driver to pick me up.So I have to find one with the cellphone in order to give call to my driver.Horrible thing,I got anxiety.The experience tought me not forget it anymore or else problem.
@chi2nasrin (1102)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 09
I sometimes do that when I will only be out just for a while, to the groceries store, to restaurant just to take away. But I always think about my cellphone when it is not with me. Thinking what if somebody call me and it is important or anything. I try now to always bring it wherever I go, sometimes when I go to the toilet I even bring it with me.