This may come as a shock. I am not the most technically savvy person that ever lived. I know this is extremely hard to swallow based on my "Today's Wisdom" of a couple of days ago, and, of course, this super snazzy blog before you. Alas, I assure it is true. I do run a mean remote control though, way more accurate than my darling husband, but that is a different story for another day. Today I would like to discuss cell phones vs. land lines. yes, I just used the term land line, which may sound like a big "so what" to you, but it reminds me of a funny conversation. Several years ago, my hubby was talking to an associate that was using his cell phone. The connection was not particularly clear, so my husband said, "hey, can you please call me back from your land line?" I looked at him like he was wacky. "Land line, are you trying to sound hip or something?" "No, that is actually what it is called." "Oh, it is not, you're just trying to be cool." (all the while I am laughing) "God forbid, I would try to sound cool, but that really is what it is called." "O.k. Snoop Dorky Dork, whatever you say." Imagine my surprise when I found out he was right.
A. This almost never happens.
B. If you think I admitted to him that I was actually the Snoop Dorky Dork in this situation, you would be sadly mistaken. To this day, I still chuckle whenever I use the term land line.
Back to the discussion. It seems that more and more people are opting to forgo the land line completely and operate solely from their cell phones. I can see the wisdom in this argument. It does seem a tad unnecessary when my husband, myself, and our 9 year old all have our own phones. Yes, I said my 9 year old has a cell phone, not my idea, but a battle I lost (with my husband not my son) unlike Take 90 West who is still winning in her house. I will admit, though, that now that he has it I am glad he does. Why have the home phone anymore when all our friends, family, and business associates know how to get to us through our cell? Anyone ever heard of a dropped call, dead battery, or bad connection? I know things are getting better, but problems still exist. Also, when your first cell phone looked like this,
and was less than stellar, it is hard for me to believe that my newest cell phone that looks like this,
albeit a fabulous pink ,is all I need. Also, what about family calls when everyone picks up an extension and talks to each other? Not possible with cell phones, unless you use speaker phone. I abhor speaker phone, so this is NOT an option for me. Therefore, I am not yet willing to give up the land line. Many of you are probably screaming at your computer right now, "you are in the dark ages, get with the program, what are you ancient?" I refer you to my first paragraph for your answer. Where do you stand all cell all the time, both cell and land line, or are you even worse than me and are all land line all the time?