I'm not a fan of cell phones. I find cell phone users to be rude, annoying and I really hate when they almost kill me with their very poor driving skills while talking on their phones. I hate that now days you can't go through your life without owning one of the blasted devices.
So I do own one, but I hardly ever use it.
I had to turn texting off because I had some silly teenager who had the wrong number texting me constantly...and even though I never read her texts I was still getting charged.
I had to set up a system for my ring tones so that the phone rings one way for people I actually want to talk to and another way for folks I don't know, because even though my phone is on the Do Not Call list, it still receives SEVERAL phone calls from folks who want to sell me something...usually to refinance my mortgage.
My car has bluetooth in it, but I shut that off because every time I got
a call on my cell phone the bluetooth would kick in and scare the carp
out of me and Darly. Then we would have to figure out how to either
answer or reject the call all the while trying to NOT get into an
accident. I figured that it was much better for me and everyone else on
the roads if I not try to take a call while driving. There was also
some system check feature where the car would call to somewhere (I have
no idea where) to give them a report on how it was doing. I shut that
off too, because it loved to do it while I was on the interstate. ummm
SO NOT helpful!
I don't have the voice mail set up on the cell phone because I don't want to have to pay to hear my messages (yeah, I'm that cheap!) So folks I actually want to hear from can call my house and leave a message there...or better yet email me...you can do that from your phone too. :p
And that leads me to today's rant. Emailing from your phone. It seems that just about everyone I know uses their cell phone to check and respond to their email. Today I sent an email (from my computer) asking a very important two part question. "Do I do this, or that?" The return answer from her cell phone was "YES"... so I wrote her back that I didn't understand her response because I asked a two part question. I just got notification that she returned my email with a proper answer. Sigh!
So if you ever wonder why you don't have my cell phone number...read above. And if you do have my cell phone number you have been given the rules for it's proper usage...please don't make me reject your call. ;)