Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Now everyone has a cell phone, even my Daddy, which is the weirdest thing in the world because in my adult life I think I've talked to my father less than 20 times on the phone, and they were all holidays. Usually I talk to Mom and she says- Dad says Merry Christmas and he loves you- but now Daddy has a cell phone.
Mo has had a cell phone since she was 12, as a single mother it made it easier for me to track her every move. I get a little upset if I call her and she doesn't answer, after all, I pay the damn bill, use the phone to talk to me!
Cell phones make things so much easier in some ways, but so much more annoying in others. There is no more running out of the tub to get a ringing phone, it's always right there with me. No more waiting by the phone for a call, take it with you and talk where ever you are.
Texting is another wonderful thing about cell phone, who needs to actually talk to people anymore. I'm grateful for unlimited texting plans because if I had to pay just one dollar for every text Mo sends in a month it would be more than I make in a year.
Texting is a funny thing, you can take things the wrong way sometimes and that can cause an uncomfortable moment or two. It does make it easier to respond to someone when it's not possible to answer the phone.
Today, however, I learned how bad this addiction really is, my daughter and her friends text in the shower. Yes, in the shower. Is there really anything so important it can't wait the ten minutes it takes you to shower?
Apparently it is important for this next generation to never be out of touch, unless that is, their mother is calling.