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May I have a seat, please? I have a topic that is causing some serious concern in my family. I wonder if anyone else has faced it. It is call "The Cell Phone Vacation".
Two years ago, while on vacation, I got a 7:15 a.m. call telling me that my cat had a stroke and it was being taken to the vet to be put down.www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/sad_smile.gif" /> Now, that did not start my day off to a nice start. And, it was news that could have waited until I got home.
Last year, while on our family vacation, my granddaughter was upset because we were in a remote area and she could not get cell phone reception to call her friends. She spent hours driving to an area where a signal was available!!! And, that was time spent away from the family.
This summer we will be returning to the same lodge--and quess what? A nephew said he and his family would only be with us for three days because he could not be away from his cell phone, for business reasons, for a whole week.
My brother and I talked this situation over. We are not sure what--if anything--to do about it. We decided that we need the cell phones while traveling to the lodge. After we are there they are useless. A phone in the lodge office is available for emergencies.
Cell phones---a curse or a blessing? Any one else have this problem?
Cell phones can be a blessing when truly needed, but many use them and abuse them, as when their use as is obvious to anyone in a public place forced to listen to other peoples private conversations (BORING). Besides persons being rude and irritating with their noisy cell phones, who hasn't almost been run over or run into by someone driving while yapping of their cell phone. One cannot go one day without seeing many driving while talking on their phone. Not to mention the young ones, particularly young girls and boys texting while driving www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/angry_smile.gif" />. Just stand on a corner at a busy hour and watch the cars turn on a green light and you may see a much as 60% of the drivers on their cell phones. Sad but true.