When I first started this blog, I did a series in January and February of 2012 about why I don’t fit into society. It turned out to be three different reasons, and three blog posts about why I’m a freak.
Recently, I discovered another reason why I’m a freak, and I know just about everyone will agree.
<(48-year-old me being a freak)
In this politically correct world, you might even call me a bigot! A cell phone bigot.
I don’t understand cell phones. I just don’t get the appeal. I miss land lines. I have never once, ever since the invention of this electronic nuisance, heard a good connection from these dastardly things. The voice cuts out, or there is an echo, or feedback, or there is a time delay with the voice and we end up talking over each other, or it sounds like a martian all garbled and warbly.
I admit, I do like the security it brings to have handy in case of an emergency. I also like that I can just text a quick note to someone if I need something. Other than texting or an emergency, I have no use for them.
I never give out my cell phone number, because I only buy minutes, and I refuse to use it to talk. The connections are too unclear. I use a land line to talk, and that runs through the internet modem … which is another thing I don’t understand. If the electricity goes out in a storm, we have no phone. Even cell phones need electricity eventually. I don’t remember it being this way with land lines before the internet.
Yes, yes, I know, people can connect to social media on cell phones. I get it. But, that may be a topic for another freak-post, because I despise social media. The only online media I enjoy is blogging. Plus, I have a Surface (tablet) that I bring with me if I want to get on wi-fi somewhere. Between facebook and selfie’s, narcissists are the “it” crowd.
If cell phone technology is so great, why is the sound quality so lousy? I know younger generations think that a clear-sounding handset phone (or cordless) is from caveman days, but it worked!
Call me a cell-a-phobe if you must, but this is my truth. I’m a freak, and I know it.