This is another conversation that my hubby and I have fairly often. I'm with you, ScoutMom, in being amazed at people who think they have to be in touch with the world 24/7. When I see these people who constantly have their cell phones going, either talking or texting, I don't look at those people as being important at all... I actually pity them because people like that don't understand the value of being alone with your own thoughts sometimes. It would drive me nuts if I didn't have my personal times when I could think about things I'm doing, want to do, should do, or times when I can just let my mind flow freely and see what it comes up with. When you're constantly at the beck and call of a cell phone, when will you ever have time to really formulate opinions on things, to dream up new ideas or inventions? These people don't know how to be alone, they don't know how to be independent -- which is ironic since so many people like that always say their cell phones allow them to be independent. Well, sorry, guys, but it's just the opposite. They're so dependent on that cell phone, so intent on being on the phone with someone all the time, or texting someone back and forth all the time, that they're like a crack addict with it.Originally Posted by ScoutMom;2819752;
And that's another thing I don't understand. I'm constantly seeing people walking and texting, sitting and texting, laying down and texting, eating and texting.... if they have so much to say to someone in text, whyyyyy don't they just call the person with that precious cell phone and actually speak words??
I'm highly proficient in today's technology and gadgets, but many people get so frustrated with me because I have absolutely no problem turning them off or ignoring them if I'm off work, or doing something I don't want to be disturbed doing. And I'd never dream of imposing my phone conversation on anyone not involved, so on the rare times I do answer my cell phone if I'm out and about, if I have to talk, then I'll walk away to a private area so it doesn't disturb others. And regarding the cell phone itself.... when I'm home, it gets turned off and if anyone wants to call me, they can use the land line. And maybe I'll answer, maybe I won't... again, I have no problem not answering a phone if I don't feel like being interrupted. If I don't answer, leave a voice message, that's why I have it. And I'll get back to you when it's convenient for me.