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Cell Phone Panic

As I pulled up to the station this morning,  panic ran through my body as I realized I FORGOT MY CELL PHONE AT HOME.  I seriously thought about going back home to get it, but I was running late so I had to soldier on without it.

How lame.  Do I really need my phone that much?  I can remember when I used to leave home and not have access to phone until I got to work.  What is so important that I must have my cell phone at all times?  These days my phone is more of a distraction then a communication device.  I use it to surf the web, look at my Twitter feed and get a few laughs from The Onion mobile site.  I do receive text messages and I guess that qualifies as communication, but most of the text messages are not that important.

Before we had cell phones I managed to keep up with friends and family and even meet people out.  Now I use my cell phone in the grocery store if Lindsay and I get split up.
I can't imagine what communication will be like 20 years from now.  Kids will probably wonder how we just got by with cell phones.


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12/04/2012 10:24AM
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12/04/2012 10:40AM
Agreed - Tammy A.
We don't have data on our plan and our daughter only has unlimited texting. She is pushing for a data plan for her line. We went to the provider to look at phones and they barely had any phone that did not require a data plan. My husband is horrified. He loves his Razor and doesn't want anything larger or more complicated.
12/04/2012 10:43AM
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You are a brave man Jonathan...a very brave man!
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