Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New phone

Got a new cell phone and they're taking forever to activate it.  I hate phones.  I hate cell phones.  I hate driving down the road and seeing people texting and talking on their cell phones.  But alas, I need one.  Occasionally I do talk on the tellyphone.

5 comments:

April said...

Lol... I hate phones too - particularly cell phones. The last time I got a new one it took them over a month to activate it! I never did understand why and it annoyed me no end. I rarely talk on the phone though... really do dislike it and would much rather write. But, alas, we do need phones now and then. I didn't get a cell phone until everyone else in the world had one. (We haven't had a land line in a long time now, thank goodness.) Fortunately Mike is an extrovert and loves talking (in person and on the phone) so he handles all the phone duties for us - lol...

busyHSmom said...

Rats! I was in the middle of typing a rather long reply and my computer suddenly and unexpectedly shut down on me!

Let me just say, I agree. Phones can be very annoying and interrupting. People can be really rude and basically ignore and/or interrupt the people who are physically with them in order to chat with someone on the phone. I miss the days when cell phones were used for emergencies only.

Jules said...

At the moment I'm loving cell phones - because it's the only way I can have any contact with DH! A text message is better than no message!

But generally I'm not a fan. What is so important that people feel the need to answer them when they're with others, at church, or at work? Okay, occasionally there are genuine emergencies but I suspect that 99.9% of calls do not fall into that category. People are always amazed that I don't have my phone on when I'm at home (except at the moment with DH overseas). If they want to talk to me when I'm at home they can ring on the landline or come around and visit!

And why do we have to make allowances for the Y-generation and let them answer their phones at work even if it reduces their productivity to practically zero? There was a time when people waited months for a bit of communication - surely this generation can wait until their next break?

Sorry, for the rant!

SchnauzerMom said...

I hate cell phones too but I guess they are a necessary evil. I don't like talking on the phone, I like to see the face of the person I'm talking too.

Shelby B. said...

We use our cell phones instead of having a land line. My hubby's job does not allow him to bring it into the building and I keep mine with me nearly all the time. If I get a call while I am checking out at a store or while I am speaking with someone, I'll look to see who it is and either excuse myself from the conversation to answer if it's an emergency (any call from the school is an emergency in my opinion). At work I generally only get calls from my hubby or my son's school. I like that if there is an emergency, the school can reach me pronto!
I do agree with you however that texting while driving is crazy and I'm only annoyed if they are talking if it's affecting their driving.