There must be two different types of humans. There is this very strange type who can walk around with their nose deep into whatever on their cell phone. You expect to see them lying bloody and wounded by the last lamppost they walked into, or run over by a car. And then there is the type where you miss seeing the little buds in their ears and they are talking to somebody somewhere else. They give you an annoyed look for interrupting their conversation.
What I have not been able to figure out are the claims by the people selling cell phone service. They seem to think that over 90 per cent of the population have to use cell phones while on the move. Unless there is some rite of passage that I missed when they handed out cell phones to eight-year-olds, there are some very inaccurate figures being bandied about.
Would you believe that there are Canadians who cannot afford to own a cell phone? There is no charity, to my knowledge, that is handing out pre-paid cell phones to the indigent. There are seniors who have, sadly, forgotten who to call. And there are still those of us who would rather enjoy a good book, any day.
And would you believe, I have never in my lifetime taken a picture with a cell phone.
Canadians are being ripped off on cell phones and Internet services. It is passed time that more of us should be saying “No thanks.”
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