I have a love/hate relationship with my cellphone. There are days I can't live without it and there are days I want to fling it out the window as I drive down the freeway. I remember a time not long ago - 15+ years (seems like yesterday) where you didn't have a cellphone and had the patience to wait to get home to call someone and talk with them. We didn't have text, we had AOL (You Got Mail!), but mostly you came home and talked on the phone and didn't worry about losing your signal. Did you ever have a good text chat back and forth going on and then you are waiting, waiting, waiting for the response and nothing? It's frustrating.
On the flip side, it is amazingly amazing how fast we now communicate and relay information from wherever you are in the world on this little device. You can have a thousand apps at your disposal to do everything from making appointments, research, scan items, etc.
It is convenient when you are at the store to take a picture of a piece of clothing and send someone for approval, or at the grocery store to get a call/text from home saying they need something else. I don't know about you, but I am ashamed to admit this little device is my lifeline and I do feel lost without it.
Our daughters do not have cellphones. Our oldest is in the running for one shortly, but up to this point, they are not missing out, even though they disagree. I think I am going to start them out with the old phone in the bag and see how that goes.
My hate relationship just kicked into gear again - I just forwarded my husband a contact card via text and he texted back saying it came up blank - REALLY?