Friday, June 1, 2007

Cell Phones

The worst invention ever. Yeah its nice always having a phone, not looking for a pay phone then scrounging for change, then realizing your call costs 10 more cents than you have. But, you can be contacted EVERYWHERE! NO more excuse that you just weren't home and never heard the call. In the military, cell phones take away your weekend at the worst time.
"Oh, I'm sorry, I was an idiot and picked up my phone in my pocket and now I got to be at work in 7 hrs on a Sat morning...we were having a great time but I got to ditch you."
Does that sound like a pathetic excuse to escape a date or what? I always swore when I was younger that I would never get a cell phone, but I fell to the relentlesss draw of modern Americanism, became a conformist, a victim, a sucker to the relentless draw of the corporations telling me how important it was to have a cell phone, to give up my freedom, my ability to completley escape anyone I have no desire to speak to. Now I pay the consequences, I suffer just like all who have fallen to this fake perception of the necessity of a cellular ball and chain. How nice it must have been in the old times to drive and not worry about a phone ringing, to be out having fun and not have to be on the short leash every time a vibration in your pocket was felt. For others to understand that they weren't being ignored if the ring suddenly turns to a voice mail recording.
Now, I'm required to always have that devil device with me so whenever the Air Force feels the need to bend me over and...take away the weekend, the only thing that allows my sanity to recuperate(?) from the BS they throw at me during the week, they're able to do it.

BOHICA !! (Bend Over Here It Comes Again)


Abominable's Main Squeeze said...

Cells phones. Can't live with them. Can't live without them!
Have a fun weekend ;-)

Amy said...

I feel your pain.

'nuf said.

UpstateCityFolk said...

As a civilian I don’t have to fall victim to the “ball and chain”. I can leave my cell phone at home or in the car or even, heaven forbid, I could turn the thing off. And if me ignoring my phone offends someone, as long as it is not my wife, then so be it.

Al-Heshima said...

Ah, the civilian life...I do miss it, I haven't turned my phone off in over two yrs. Someday I guess.