I don’t have a relationship with my phone. It is an object not a living being. My cell phone stays in my purse and if it rings when I am at home, I do not answer it. If someone wants to speak with me while I am at home they can call the landline. My land line has a feature that speaks the name of the caller after one ring. Upon hearing who is calling, I decided whether I want to answer the call. If I choose not to answer the call, the answering service picks up the call and takes messages and information.
People, in general terms, place too much emphasis on their phones. They seem to have one in hand all day long. They talk or text in waiting rooms at the doctor’s office, in line at the store, in business offices, wherever they are. I have seen a photo of an individual running a marathon with a phone in their hands. What where they doing?
There are many kinds of apps for phones these days, maybe they had one to help them run cleaner or check their heart rate or something. Impossible to know without running beside them. Still, there is a time for it and most people are not mature enough to realize when those times are. Texting or reading e-mails while you are driving a vehicle, of any kind, is not a good habit, yet thousands are doing it and some have died for it.
For me, a telephone device is a tool of communication. I use it when I need to and leave it in its place when I do not. It is a lifeline when I am out in the world and I need emergency assistance, or maybe just a little help with a mechanical issue. It is a nuisance in the hands of those individuals that fail to realize that it’s just a phone; it’s not their best friend. Put it away people, pay attention to your children, your driving, and the world around you. Your loved-ones should not have to send you a text from another room in the same house to get your attention.
- The True Dangers of Texting Behind the Wheel (blinetrafficschools.com)
- 10 signs that a cell phone intervention may be necessary. (lifeonwry.com)
- 6 Reasons Cutting Your Landline Is a Bad Deal (wisebread.com)