Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cell Phone Head

Everybody's got a cell phone. I remember when I first moved to P___, I couldn't wait to get a cell phone. Both the people I moved here with had cell phones even in the relatively rural area we were from so I really wanted one too. Back then, I think cell phones were considered a luxury item, but these days they've become a necessity...if you let them.

With my recent move, I've decided not to have a land line telephone. I can easily borrow free wireless Internet from the city, my neighbor or the cafe down the block, so I don't need a line for that either. Since my last phone bill, including Telephone Assistance and high-speed wireless Internet, was about 55$ split with my housemate, this is a great way to save some money. For just about $15 a month extra, I can add enough minutes to let my cell phone be my primary phone number. Since I usually have it on silent, rarely answer or return calls, listen to my messages sporadically and spend most of my talk time with another network user, I don't think my minutes will be an issue.

However, what may be an issue is cell phone head. Not using my cell phone that often, I've forgotten how bad cell phone head can get. Cell phone head includes, but is not limited to the following conditions:
  • Buzzy brain feeling
  • Sweaty face, including acne breakouts
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Mental confusion and lack of focus

I got a bad case of cell phone head today speaking with A and not only snapped at him, but disregarded his feelings with some crappy comment. Now, I'm pretty sure most people wouldn't want to just stay on the phone while the other party was reading through their mail, but I don't think that is enough to justify being so inconsiderate...but I think cell phone head is a good enough excuse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made the choice for no land line a little over a year ago... The only downfall for me was that I was completely connected all the time. There is something to be said about a home phone number and just not being home to answer it. It's easier than the.. "Oh, my cell phone just must not be working properly?!" - C