Carrie left a comment on Friday's post about me using the GPS on my cell phone. I don't have a cell phone. I know it is hard to believe, but I manage to function just fine without talking to my friends all day or obsessively texting people. The main reason that I don't have a cell phone is the cost. We have a home phone, and my husband's work pays for his cell phone, so getting myself a cell phone just feel frivolous and goofy.
Not having a cell phone often makes me feel like an odd ball. People always say things like, "YOU DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE?! I couldn't live with my cell phone!" Ummm...really? I think talking on the phone is overrated. Additionally, I have grown to hate how other people seem to always be distracted by their damn phones. JUST PUT IT AWAY! Geez people. And my number one pet peeve is spouses who call each other constantly. My friend Karla's husband calls her no less than 20 times in the course of an hour. If John called me that much, I would probably divorce him.
Other times, I really wish I had a cell phone. For example, the farm we visited for apple picking is about 40 minutes from my house. To get there, I have to drive through a HUGE state forest. There are no businesses or houses for miles and miles. Everytime I drive on that stretch of road I get nervous. What would I do if my van broke down? It definitely wouldn't be safe to walk with the kids on that winding country road. How long would I have to wait before a police officer happened to drive by? In those instances, I really want a cell phone, and I curse my frugality.
But despite my irrational fears, I think I will continue to go without a cell phone for now.