As someone who doesn't have a cell phone, I can tell you that cell phone behavior is extremely unattractive.
Do I have to own a cell phone to understand the 'Dark Side?'
It reminds me of the old cartoon of genial ol' Goofy, getting into a car and turning into a raving maniac.
In the last 24 hours I've seen:
***The usual big landscaping truck blocking two lanes of traffic chatting away at his cell phone.
***The usual dodging of erratic drivers and noticing they're on their cell phones. (Do the police EVER enforce that law?)
***Two teenage girls following me down the sidewalk, both of them talking at the top of their voices into cell phones, side by side.
***The usual half conversations in the store, about seemingly incredibly mundane things.
So I ask you.
Does owning a cell phone automatically turn people into self absorbed nits?
By not having a cell phone I'm saying:
*** Nothings so important it can't wait.
*** My (half of) a conversation isn't so sparkling that absolutely everyone around me needs to hear it.
*** I am not the actual center of the universe.
***Some conversations aren't necessary.
***I'm comfortable with myself and my own thoughts.
It's me against the world, I tell ya.
5 hours ago