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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:48 AM

I left my phone at home and feel totally lost at work now. How did we ever survive w/o cell phones?

I guess this means I'm going to have to spend my time at work doing actual work now. How am I ever going to make it 8 hours without checking facebook and playing app games??


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Reply I left my phone at home and feel totally lost at work now. How did we ever survive w/o cell phones? (Original post)
charlie and algernon Jul 2012 OP
Denninmi Jul 2012 #1
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #2
RebelOne Jul 2012 #8
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #11
bluedigger Jul 2012 #3
pipi_k Jul 2012 #4
yellowcanine Jul 2012 #5
jakeXT Jul 2012 #6
turtlerescue1 Jul 2012 #7
yortsed snacilbuper Jul 2012 #9
HappyMe Jul 2012 #10
Duer 157099 Jul 2012 #12
Populist_Prole Jul 2012 #13

Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:50 AM

1. A fate worse than death.

It really is an addiction, isn't it?

Stay strong.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:29 AM

2. I turn mine off or leave it at home on purpose sometimes. I'm not a text addict.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:40 AM

8. Same here. I often forget to even take with me

when I am going to be out on the road. The main reason I have it is for emergencies on the road.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:38 PM

11. We used to have road-side emergencies without cell phones. We'll survive.

 

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:37 AM

3. It was a Paradise.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:38 AM

4. I know, huh...

If someone had told me back 30 or 40....even only 20 years ago that I'd be using things like an iPhone...microwave oven...laptop and notebook computers...online banking, etc., I would have said "No way".

If told that I would not only use them but become virtually addicted, I would have laughed in that person's face.

Yet here I am. Using them. Addicted to them. And wondering how I ever got along without them.

Well, the answer to that is, you can't miss what you don't have and what you didn't know.

Anyway, I am paranoid about leaving the house without my cell phone. Not for the games and apps, but because there's a lot of uninhabited space out here and going off the road or getting stuck without contact would not be a good thing.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:44 AM

5. You need to get to a lost cell phone support group right away.

There is help for you. But first you have to admit you need help and reach out.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:23 AM

6. People used to play Solitaire at work /nt

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:34 AM

7. Wanna find out how to survive?

The Ozark Mtns community I live in-cells don't work. No tower close enough, Mayor's trying to get that changed, but NOT for what it may seem. Year ago, or so?, we had a group of teens out on the lake on a party barge, one went missing in the lake, these kids were sure they cells would work, only they didn't. A real tragedy. So we're awaiting a tower being erected here or across the lake in Missouri.

I gave up my cell, by the time I drove far enough to get cell service, might as well drive the rest of the way to the nearest large town. I do miss not being able to take pictures! But then that's why I now am online. Of course that means back to being addicted to being online....trade one addiction for another.

Gotta ask ourselves, HOW MUCH do we really NEED? We may learn it is a lot less than we have grown to depend upon. If Mitters gets in ALL of us in that 99% may find out how little we need to survive.

GROAN!!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:05 PM

9. "How did we ever survive w/o cell phones?"

Back in the day,these worked like a charm!

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:33 PM

10. We got along just fine.

Better than fine - great.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

12. I'd have to figure out how to use the phone system at work

and nobody wants to do that! That's the only drawback with forgetting to bring my cell to work.

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:19 PM

13. I stopped carrying mine at work; It was more trouble than it was worth

For one thing there's the physical aspect. Even though it's a folding type, it feels like it may as well be a cinder block in my pocket. When I tried carrying it on a belt clip, it was always getting caught or snagged on everything as I performed my work.

The worst thing though, I mean the worst thing; the reason I no longer carry it is because my crew lead(s) or supervisors were driving me crazy. I innocently gave them my cell number so they could call me "just in case". Now the damned thing rings seemingly every time a thought pops up in one of their heads. They get all fidgety about how the job is going, "how much longer?" etc. It's like a passive form of micromanagement. Hell, I'd turn it off or leave it in my locker for 30 minutes and come back to see 5 messages from people asking the same question...people who are no more than 4 feet from each other.

Finally I just stopped carrying it. Other co-workers complain of the same thing but most of them are too into their gadgets to not carry them. Now I can work, eat dinner, even piss, in relative peace; and you know what? Things still get done, the world still turns. How 'bout that?

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