Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Cell Phones: Blessing Or Curse?


One of our favorite shows (yes, we record and watch them) features our beloved obsessive-compulsive detective who loves to say, about his gift, "It's a blessing...and a curse." More than once I've said that same thing about our electronics--especially the cell phones. 

I hate seeing someone in a conversation with others who has one eye on his/her cell phone. And seeing a couple in a restaurant--together supposedly but each checking their cell phone phone and never paying attention to the other--now, that practically brings me to tears.

Admittedly, I'm sort of a Luddite in this regard anyway. I use my cell phone to make and receive calls, and occasionally get a text (besides the political ones, which I usually delete, and the ones from my spouse, which I do NOT ignore). My wife, on the other hand, is often on her cell phone while listening to TV or crocheting or otherwise occupied, doing at least two things at once and sometimes more than that. I can't do it, so it's sort of difficult to see others divide their attention. 

And if you want to see how dependent we are on our cell phones, just try doing without them for a few hours, much less a day or more. Nothing brings us to our knees like finding that the Internet is down. Maybe it's just me. Don't know. Am I alone in this, or do you sympathize with me? Let me know.

4 comments:

Patricia Bradley said...

If I forget to take my cell phone when I leave the house, I suddenly feel naked...or nekked as we say here in Mississippi. I wish it weren't so, but...

Richard Mabry said...

I wish I had a nickel for every time I think, "Oh, my wife left her cell phone here. I'd better call her..." You see where this is going.

Priscilla Bettis said...

I'm not tied to my cell phone, but I am addicted to the internet (blogging, YouTube-ing, Googling random facts, checking emails). I have to BLOCK the internet when I'm writing or else it'll be too much of a distraction.

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla, Sounds difficult, but whatever works.