Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The good ole'cell phoneless days

I decided to see how many people were on cellphones while taking my 10 minute walk to class. I decided to count the 1st 5 females and 1st 5 males. Out of the females that I walked by, 4 we're on their phones. Out of the 5 males, 1 was on his cellphone. It makes me miss the 80s because no one had cellphones then. I don't know why it irritates me, it just does. People were less oblivious to their surroundings and less likely to be tangled up in a pointless conversation while walking to wherever they're going. Maybe the conversation is meaningful and important, but I highly doubt it in almost every case. At least the person on the phone looks like they have something they need to talk about and someone to listen.

2 comments:

Robb said...

I know what you mean. I was too young to remember much from the 80's but I thing the worst part is that no one knows anyone number. Everyone has to look in there phone. I understand one can't remember everyones number, but I know people who don't know their significant others number. If their phone dies they can't get a hold of anyone. I make it a point to memorize as many numbers asd I can.

Child of Darkness said...

Ditto. It is quite sad to see the state of our society. Everyon's social and professional life is almost completely dependent upon having a cell phone. I myself am guilty of this just as much as the next person. I think I should go a week without using my cell phone just to remind myself that life without one is possible.