Mobile Dependency

By | September 8, 2007

I have just returned from shopping and realised just how conspicuous mobile phone usage has become.  It seems like everyone finds it necessary to walk around with a mobile phone stuck to the side of their face.

How have we got to the stage where we can’t live our daily lives without having to call each other or send text messages to each other. Yesterday (and not for the first time) I watched in disbelief as a your girl crossed over while texting.  And the worst case of addiction I have seen, someone actually texting whilst driving their car.

It’s not so long ago thatI but remember having to use public phone boxes when out and about, but not regularly it wasn’t necessary.  You may call your parents to let them know you are going to be late or use one in an emergency but it certainly wasn’t necessary to make tens of calls per day.

And the laziest thing I have witnessed so far was today.  A woman came to sit next to us on a bench in the shopping mall whilst we were nibbling a sandwich.  Her husband stood waiting for assistance at a mobile phone kiosk just four meters away.  I’m eating my food and she takes out her mobile, dials and then her husband, who is only a couple of paces away picks his up.

She then started to have a conversation with him which lasted about 5 minutes.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Have we become so dependent on mobiles that we can’t use our legs any more.

Oh and one last thing before I finish my winge.  Lol  I was in the supermarket the other day buying some bleach and the a guy stood next to me started to speak to someone, I assume his wife, about which cleaner to purchase, he was actually reading out the labels on the back of toilet cleaners!

There could be a future in rehab …The Suzanne Mobile Dependency Clinic.  🙂

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