This thread isn't about what cell phone you like or what you think about other people using cell phones.
It's about being dependent upon them.
It began one day when I was preparing to travel from the city I live in to visit family in another town over 100 miles away. After paying for my bus ticket and arranging tags to my baggage, I heard the ticket agents talking about construction work on the highway to where I would be going. Taking this in, I reached for my cell phone that I usually kept clipped to my belt. Not there. I searched my luggage. It wasn't there, either. Taking out a pouch of coins, I walked over to a public phone and tried the backup plan. Try as I might, every attempt I made to contact my family to say that I might be late was futile.
By this time, I started to break a sweat because my cell phone was missing, and that it would be difficult (financially) to replace, that I would be late, and I couldn't use a public phone like I used to.
There were dozens of other travelers in the bus station. Most of them were talking, texting, gaming, and doing lots of other things that modern cell phones are made to do. Cell phones certainly are a new object of convienience for people these days but have we been brought into a position where it's hard to do without them? I wondered about it while I was out of town. I found my cell phone in good working order on my desk in my apartment when I returned
What do you think? Could we or couldn't we?