Still fighting the “ph”ight…or am I missing out on connection?

Thinning DownAs I walked to my car yesterday after work, every person I passed – outside or sitting in a vehicle – was on a cell phone. Except one. Me.

My phone “phobia” has been documented before. I’m just not into the phone that much. I like talking to my family and friends just fine. When my brother calls me standing at the bus stop with his kids, I think that is just great. But, for the most part, I just don’t need to talk to somebody RIGHT NOW!! I understand the usefulness of the cell phone and I am pretty much always around folks who have one if I need it. (and I do have one – it just isn’t on very often and rarely with me unless I am traveling)

Of course, seeing all of this conversation also makes me wonder: Are we becoming more connected because of the ubiquitousness of our phones? Friends call each other at the drop of a hat. Spouses call from stores to ask about grocery needs and other errands. And, perhaps, folks are reaching out to the others in their lives a bit more because it is so easy. Maybe so.

I wouldn’t want to miss out on connections but I still don’t want to be tied to yet another piece of technology.

Of course, then, there is the iPhone…..

Gotta go, my phone is ringing.

Image: ‘I thought about calling you. Twice.
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