Life Without a Cell Phone

My name is Linda, and it has been 19 days since I last texted.

Life without a cell phone wasn’t actually that bad for the first few days after inadvertently killing my Apple account. In fact, there was a certain sense of adventure that came with heading off into the world without the safety net of perpetual connectivity; a certain freedom that came with the silence.

But I’m done with that, now. And I suspect my husband and youngest are done with it, too. (“Can you text your sisters/daughters and tell them…?” has worn a little thin. 😛 )

I want my GPS back so I don’t have to remember to print off a map before I leave home and then pull over three times to check it when I’m going someplace new. I want to be able to check the hours of a store/event that I’d like to go to without having to first return home. I want to be able to look things up on the spur of the moment. I want to be able to call or text someone to let them know I’m running late…and I’d like them to be able to do likewise. For that matter, I want to call or text someone just to say hello and let them know I’m thinking about them. Sometimes, I need an answer now and not three hours or two days later when someone gets around to checking the message I sent them on Facebook Messenger.

My name is Linda, and I’m ready to have my Apple account back anytime now, please.

Please? 😀



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4 responses to “Life Without a Cell Phone”

  1. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    I rarely text, but do so much other web stuff on my phone now, and I’ve only had a smart phone since September 2016!! For me it’s peace of mind when I’m driving. With no pay phones available now (or very few) and a succession of crappy cars that like to break down and leave me stranded, so yeah, I really like having a cell phone with me!

    1. Linda Avatar

      It’s amazing how much we’ve come to rely on them, isn’t it? I have a hard time remembering how the world was before they were invented. 😛

  2. LAL Avatar

    I just got my 75-year-old mother her 1st smart phone because all her friends wanted to be able to text her! Now she texts me all the time, even if it would be easier to just call me. And I get a kick out of her amazement as she discovers what all she can do with her “handheld computer.” What a hoot!

    1. Linda Avatar

      That is AWESOME. Good for her! And so funny that she prefers texting to calling, lol!

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