I forgot my cell phone at work over the Independence Day weekend. I didn’t realize until Saturday, but when I did I got panicy. First because I thought I might have to replace it, but then because no one could get in touch with me.
No phone calls, no texts, no e-mail, no work e-mail, nothing.
It was Sunday before I realized, you know, life is better in a lot of ways when you don’t have your cell phone around.
Sure, there’s a lot of utility to all those apps, and sometimes people really need to get a hold of you. On the other hand, I found I don’t really need any apps to go on about my business – particularly when I’m on a three-day weekend.
As for people not being able to get a hold of me, that’s a real blessing. It isn’t until they can’t call you up you find how nice it is to not have to answer the phone.
I think the reason is all this technology is making me feel too connected. I wonder how many other people feel the same way – that would be a good poll for someone to create. (Which means I probably should.)
How long have you gone without your phone? Without checking into Facebook? Twitter?
I’ve been a fan of the smart phone for a while, keep in mind. It’s like the PDA I had 10 years ago, but I can make calls on it. But I’m thinking I need to cut that tether a bit. Being this connected just doesn’t feel right anymore.