posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:38 AM
I have a cellphone, have had one for about 5 years now. It's useful and necessary for me. I have quite a sporadic work schedule, and when they need
me, they call. Sure, I could replace the cell phone with a land line, but why hinder my availability to them and others without gaining anything?
I will note however, that as a 20 year old, I am one of the very very few young adults you will see NEVER texting or talking on the phone while
driving. I pull over if it's important, or i'll ignore it or give my phone to my passenger to talk for me.
I truly disagree with anyone saying that a cell phone makes them less punctual. I'm borderline OCD when it comes to punctuality, especially to class
and work, and I don't own a watch, just a phone. I think blaming it on a cellphone may just be a poor excuse for people to let themselves think they
aren't punctual people.
I use my phone for calls, texts, and pictures. (I also own a digital SLR for the good pictures) No internet or ringtones, I ALWAYS have my phone on
vibrate. No other fancy functions.
My parents got their first cell phones in 2002 when my town was mutilated by F2 and F5 tornadoes. They definitely have a prupose.
I grew up in the 90s and 00s, so I can't exactly recall the good ol' days as much as some of the other members, but I still recognize that speaking
to people face to face has plummeted, and that fact does make me sad.
But thats it.