So, every time I'm on the Max I overhear the same cell phone conversation while everyone else is dozing off, reading a book, spacing out or generally observing the shut-the-hell-up-on-public-transportation rule. Gender, ethnicity and apparent tax bracket are irrelevant here.
It always, always goes like this:
Hi, I'm on the Max. Yeah, I'm just about at Lloyd Center. Okay, see you in a minute? Bye.
WTF? News flash! If you're going to see them in a minute and they're obviously expecting you, then YOU DON'T NEED TO CALL THEM. What's UP with that? Just sit quietly with your thoughts for sixty more seconds, walk two blocks and you'll be there.
I mean, I know I'm completely behind the times because I still don't have a cell phone, but if not having one has helped me retain that precious minute of attention span that cell phone users have lost, then I don't feel so bad. I have friends who don't have cell phones or home computers or email. At them I gnash my teeth and shake my fists. Perhaps that's what the cell phone users of my life are doing to me.
Nevertheless, I still manage to talk to my friends, take and send pictures, and drive to new places without calling for directions. I get that one a lot, "If you get lost, just call me." I always wanna say, "On what, my Bat Phone? Or should I just talk directly into my hand?" I suppose that would be one of the most useful applications of the cell phone. That and finding someone in a crowd. That's pretty cool. Or remote grocery shopping. Man, "Did you want Super Plus, Super, Regular or Thin? With or without the petal soft applicator?"
What do you think?
Cell phones rock! I couldn't live without them. And here's why.
Cell phones suck! They're the bane of my existence. And here's why.