reply to post by mlifeoutthere
As someone like you and I who grew up without cell phones, technology has a way of making us lazy and at the same time occupy more and more of our
life. Remember the TV remote control? Before, we never thought about getting our butts off the sofa and change the channel on the TV. (Our parents
used us as a remote control before those gadgets made the scene, lol). Now nobody thinks about shutting off or changing channels using the controls
on the TV! How often do we get upset if we can't find that damn remote to change the channel or to shut it off, lol. Yep, sure made an entire
population addicted to using that gadget.
The only difference is, cell phones have adapted themselves for so many uses, it has become another part of the human anatomy. If you notice on the
street, older generations like ours, don't use it as much as the younger generations. Mostly, it's because we don't know how to use all its
capabilities and wizardry.
I have a pay as you go cell phone, and it would be like winning the lottery if I ever used more than 200 minutes in a month, lol. If I leave the
house without my cell, I don't panic, I just don't care (except my kids, or my wife when they need to get a hold of me, lol).
It does amaze me how the young generation who grew up with cell phones, can't walk down the street without staring down or texting while being
oblivious to the world around them. I can see a generation of neck problems in the near future, lol.
I don't like answering the phone at home, especially when my 87 year-old father in-law calls 5 times a day just to talk about nothing. Which is
exactly what these young kids do 24/7. (I do like the fact that my land phone tells me when I receive calls from him or from those dreaded
telemarketers, than I conveniently don't answer the phone).
I do think the cell phone addicts do need to step back and realize there is a time to use it and a time when it's just plain dangerous, rude and
disrespectful to use it. For example, when they're driving, crossing a street, walking near a cliff, while sitting along the 3rd or 1st base line at
a baseball game
, in the classroom, in a theater, church, dining out, during presentations, when dealing with customers such as, retail workers and
other service industries. Cell phone etiquette just doesn't exist.
I don't see cell phones going away until they implant communication chips into our brains, than we'll all be walking around like zombies, lol.
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