posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:10 PM
reply to post by Thescripter
I'm with you on this. I haven't had a cell phone for nearly 3 years now. I became very weary of people calling me constantly, bothering me at all
hours for meaningless reasons. To be honest, the thing I hate the most is voice mail. People would call 4 or 5 times a day, leave 2-3 minute long
messages and, as you said, progressively get more annoying with each message (not bill collectors, by the way). I really don't want to listen to 15+
minutes of jerks chewing me out for not answering my phone. Most likely, I didn't answer to begin with because I didn't want to talk to them, or hear
what they had to say in the first place. Eventually, my voice mail greeting specifically said "Do NOT leave a message unless it is an extreme
emergency." Yet, even that wasn't enough to break peoples temptation to speak into a tiny box to no one. It got the the point where I would just let
it fill up and never check it.
And then one day, I just had enough and turned my cellphone off for good, and I have never regretted it. It got a lot of not-so-friendly friends to
stop trying to hang out with me, which is always a plus, in my opinion. I do receive heck for not having one, but that is just the herd mentality
coming out in people. You must be 100% like everyone else at all time, or else you are a weirdo. *GASP* Whatever. Cellphone plans are a HUGE rip off
Sorry for the rant. I really didn't mean to go off on a tangent like that but sometimes my fingers just go. I know it must seem like I'm anti-social,
but as a great man once said " I cannot abide useless people."
edit on 29-3-2012 by ProjectBlue because: fixed a typo