Kicking and screaming is how they’re going to have to pry my cell phone out of my cold dead hand.
Okay, not really. But seriously, I’m not sure I could live without my cell phone. But it’s not only me, either.
Consider this: When I was young (a teenager) I used to go out with my friends. (Of course.) I’d have a curfew and my mother would be sitting in the kitchen waiting for me to come home. She made sure I had a dime in case I needed to call. I’m sure she must have sat by the phone as well.
Now (these days), when my son went out (he’s moved out now) I’d not have to sit by the phone – it would be in my pocket. He didn’t need a dime – he had a cell. I knew that at any given moment he could call me without needing to look for a payphone.
How did our parents survive back then? I’d be worried poo-less!
I can’t imagine having to go through all that waiting, and wondering, and worrying about my kids. I don’t worry as much about my own safety now either.
I suppose it prepared my mother for when I went to Japan by myself – I didn’t have a cell phone then. But in Japan I felt very safe.
Anyway, I’m starting to ramble. That’s what SoCS is all about though.
What do you think? Could you live without a cell phone? Would you let your kids out of the house at night without one?
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