Life of a Retiree: Do you remember the days when we actually functioned without a cell phone? It was was a piece of cake...right? No one got lost. No one missed getting information. Back in the day I actually waited till I got home to use the phone and, because I was really progressive, I had an answering machine. No problem.
Now, if I don't take my cell phone with me the cable service man comes and I don't get his call. I get lost on the freeway, not because I don't have my cell phone but because my husband leaves his at home. I are totally and completely lost without my cell phone. In fact, I don't even have a land line!
My husband and I took our son to the airport today and used both cars to transport all his families luggage. As the two of us headed home the agreement was that I would follow him to a place he knew about for breakfast. It was on 42nd...or was it 82nd? I really didn't pay attention...I was going to follow him. Accept we forgot to consider one small detail. Traffic is terrible at 8:00 am! We were separated immediate and the gap between us increased with every mile.
I ate breakfast alone at a small restaurant. Then I set out to find the appliance store he mentioned yesterday. It is a good thing I was paying attention when he talked about that. Even with my iphone maps I wandered around in the Hollywood district in NE Portland for 45 minutes. That is 45 minutes of my life I will never see again.
So back to the cell phones. I suppose we could function without them again but once we become accustomed to a luxury it is hard to give it up. Much like my washing machine or dishwasher I don't even want to try to give them up.
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