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Re: OT: cell phones

  • Subject: Re: OT: cell phones
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:31:44 -0600

Some days, I really wish life would go backwards a bit.  Modern conveniences
are great...don't get me wrong (like the OnStar in my vehicle has come in
VERY handy...it can unlock your car for you if you lock yourself out, it
automatically knows if your car has been hit and sends help, it gives me
directions, it lets me make a phone call without having to use a cell phone
so I can focus on the road)....but it's the little things that have really
disappeared and I think it's sad.  A hand written letter or thank you note,
instead of an e-mail or text message.  A dinner where everybody sits at the
table and talks, instead of sitting in front of the "boob-tube" (that's what
my dad used to call it).  Front porches and front porch swings...and knowing
all of your neighbors by name, and their kids...and some of the grandkids.
A "Sunday Drive"?  I was thinking about all of that yesterday when I was
doing laundry.  In the summer, I like to hang some of my stuff outside to
dry.  Not very many people do that anymore....

On 2/23/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> Me too. I've got a cell phone but never use it. Can't ever remember how to
> turn the damn thing on. Got it for the trip out here and used it twice, I
> think, to call my sister and let her know when to expect me.
> On Feb 23, 2009, at 4:52 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 2/23/2009 6:47:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>> Sorry Theresa, not much help here.  I hate cell phones.  I mean I hate
>> other
>> people's cell phones.  I don't have one.
>> I'm with you there, Kitty.  I think it's frightfully annoying to have
>> someone's
>> phone go off in the middle of a meeting, or when you're talking to them.
>>  And
>> seeing people walk down the street, or worse, drive down the highway at
>> great speed, talking on the things just makes me furious.  And if you can
>> hear them talking, often they are just saying something like "well, I'm
>> walking down the street in front of the book store."
>> I do own one of the simplest sort that I keep in my handbag in case I
>> have trouble on the highway, but I have only used it a couple of times
>> in the more than a year I've had it.  Don't keep it turned on, and haven't
>> given the number to anyone.  I try to remember to keep it charged.
>> Guess I'm just a Luddite, or blame it on old age.
>> Auralie
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