How would you feel if you unintentionally left your mobile phone at home?

March 9, 2010 7:22am CST
A mobile phone is one of the most important thing a person should hold on to for now.With it, communication or getting in touch with each other is very convenient.When I'm at work or when I'm outside from the house without my mobile phone,I feel uncomfortable especially when I needed to call someone.How about you?How did you feel when you had this experience?Would you go back home to get it before the day ends or just bear the situation.Care to respond friends!Thanks.
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@bestylish (923)
• Philippines
9 Mar 10
To be honest, I don't really care about it. I use it but I don't always use it. It's not for decoration only but I guess I'm just the type who doesn't use a mobile phone that much unless it's an emergency or something.
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9 Mar 10
That's nice to know bestylish that you're not bothered by it at all.At the same time you could save some amount when you don't call much right?Thanks.
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9 Mar 10
Back in the day when we didn't have mobile phones, we all had to go without. I don't worry too much if I forget to take my mobile phone out with me, it's not so important and, if I do have to make a call, there are still payphones.
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9 Mar 10
Hello!Yeah,there are many phone booths around if you need to call someone urgently.Do you have their numbers stored somewhere else other than the phone or do you remember some important numbers in case you left your phone?
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@pandaeyes (2068)
9 Mar 10
I don't really care if I leave mine at home it is my servant, I'm not its servant. I mean if I want to call someone it will be when i want to ask them something, not have chats and so it isn't used very much, it is just a tool. On a long car journey I do check I have it in case I get lost as it has a map program so I can find my way again and I can phone breakdown cover if the car stops working but other than that , I don't really need it.
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9 Mar 10
Hi pandaeyes!You're right in saying that it's your servant.Though in some occassions it really is important like what you said in case problems would arise.Thanks!
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• Philippines
28 May 12
Hi dragonangel! I would probably go back home to get it. That is if it is really important for me to get it myself. Otherwise, I would ask someone to get it and deliver it to me. Otherwise, it's okay if I leave one cellphone. I'll just use my extra mobile phones. I always bring 3 mobile phones placed in different pouches so if I leave one, it is not really a problem
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Aug 10
My phone and I are attached at the hip most of the time. I absolutely hate the feeling that I have when I leave the phone at home. You see, I run a small business out of my home and I never know when someone is going to call with an order and there are other people in our area that run the same kind of business so if I am to miss a business related call, it is money that won't be in my pocket. I will typically return home as soon as I realize that I've left my phone at home.
• Bangladesh
9 Apr 10
Hey man, Yes a cellphone is an essential thing for communicating with people now-a-days. Once I moved without a cellphone, no matter. But the situation is quite different. I've been used to it. I can do without it but the others who need me will be in trouble. So, if I ever forget to take my cellphone and remember later, I then and there go back home and take it. Have a nice day.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
26 Mar 10
yes, I sometimes feel uneasy, if the left does not carry the phone. because I am afraid there will be relatives or friends who will provide important news via mobile phones. so I always carry the phone wherever I go.
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
14 Mar 10
It would really bother me if I forgot my cell phone at home because I more than likely wouldn't have the opportunity to go back and get it. The way things normally happen to me, I probably wouldn't realize I left it at home till it was too late to go back and get it! So I would probably be sitting at work all day without it. Thankfully, I have a phone and computer at work so if there was an emergency my hubby could get in touch with me still. The only time it would probably bother me is if I had personal calls to make that day since I cannot use my work phone to handle personal business. It would also bother me while I was driving while not having my cell phone in case of emergency. I only live four miles from work so I wouldn't be driving without it for too long. I always feel lost without my cell phone, though!
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
If I have the time I will probably go back at our house to get it, but if I am in a little hurry I will just forget about it and head to work. I will just email my clients and suppliers when I get to office and even give a private message to my friends that I forgotten my cellphone. You know if I left my mobile phone at home I feel I am really incomplete. It is became a part of my life since I have it. And its easy to keep in touch through phone. If my friends and clients are with the same network in mobile phone I will just call them or send them a message. It hard for them to urgently reply on emails because some of them are not always on line. That is why it is really necessary to check my things before going out of the house so that I will not forgot something and feel incomplete after.
• China
11 Mar 10
It has become of the necessaries of life,wihtout if,will have a sense of uneasiness.But we must clearly,it is only a tool.
• India
11 Mar 10
If i forgot and left my mobile at home, in the evening while i reach home, the first fire will be from my wife. Because she would have received many office calls. The next thing is fire from office people. I feel uncomfortable without my mobile.
@babysun (24)
• China
11 Mar 10
yes. Mobile phone has become a part of my life. I can't be used to it if I live without a mobile phone. Sometimes I forgot to take my mobile phone,I was worried about if somebody called me in urgency......Anyway, mobile phone is important in my life.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Mar 10
I don't have a cell phone, but I understand how dependent we become on any new gadget or new product we get. If I had one and left it home, I would not make a special trip to recover it, but I'd make do without it. I watched my daughter, who never had a cell phone, get one as a gift, then, suddenly be calling from her car and becoming very dependent. Conveniences are like that, but there is really none that is indispensible. It's good to have a mobile phone for emergencies, that's true. Paper towels were one of the first conveniences that we thought we must have and they have become part of the "fabric" of society. Yet, we can also use other cleaning towels and sponges if all else fails. When my daughter bought a microwave, we got into the habit of using it, but, now, since it is not so healthy, we no longer have it. I guess the point is only that what is convenient is great, but too much dependence is not necessary.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Well mobile phone has become a necessity and leaving it at home would be a very annoying situation. I don't use my phone for non-sense texting but rather for business purposes so leaving the cellphone behind would be a great deal for me. I had to return home and get it no matter how long it would take me to travel back. Well indeed that is too much trouble but I have no recourse but to do that. Well for this reason, I have always been careful not to leave the phone again.
• United States
11 Mar 10
Usually, I'll think about how I can't believe I forgot it for a moment. But unless something happens, it won't go beyond that. While I try to remember to bring my phone with me everywhere I go (which I usually do) I have left my phone at home plenty of times and truthfully it never bothered me all that much. Of course, there have been times where I could have really used it but either didn't have it or it was out of power after forgetting to charge it up. That happened to me about two years ago. I decided to go to a park in my town. I was almost to the park when all of a sudden, my car just completely quit. I was several miles from home and in the middle of the country. No one was in sight and the only house there was, no one would come to the door. Fortunately, when I did hike to the park, I was able to get a ride home and get help. One thing that taught me is that I always make sure to keep my phone charged up lol.
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
Hi dragonangel, Very pleased with myself, one day I got to work half an hour before the time. But, much to my dismay, I found out I didn't have my cell phone. Rats, I had to go back home and get it and ended up being 7 minutes late because of the rush hour traffic. I don't know why, but I feel handicapped without it. Wow, are we getting too spoiled these days? Not everyone would agree with me, but, I'm sure glad you do. Have a good one, dragonangel.
@lindsiko (358)
• United States
10 Mar 10
Whenever I accidentally leave home without my cell phone, I just feel naked! The entire day is kind of off. I find myself reaching into my pocket to check and see if I have any missed messages and then being reminded that I won't know if anyone has tried to get a hold of me until I can get home and check it there. It's funny to imagine life before I ever had a cell phone. How did anyone ever get a hold of me?
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Mar 10
Unless I am not aware I have unintentionally left my phone at home, I might be searching high and low for my phone. If I realise I have left it at home, I might hesitate and contemplate if I should go back home to pick up my phone. However, ultimately I might let it have a good rest at home. Very seldom I can have a quiet and peaceful life without the phone bugging me.
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
I do agree that a mobile phone is the most important thing a person should possess because you are kept in touch with everybody. When I forget my cellphone at home, I am not worried that it would be stolen but have feelings of detachment, unless I really leave it intentionally because I have to go swimming and am not confident to bring it there (for security reasons) because it might get stolen.
@derek_a (10902)
10 Mar 10
I have often gone out and forgot to take my mobile phone with me. Whilst I find it a nuisance, I don't let myself get stress about it. I lived for years without a mobile phone all through my childhood and teens and if I could it then, I can do it now. _Derek