Cell phones are invaluable when something arises, like a car breakdown. What’s lacking, though, is durability. Why can’t every cell phone have waterproofed seals?
If a few drops of water hit the contacts, Zap! Submerging my cell recently in a bowl of rice could not revive it. Absolutely frustrating, so I bought another phone.
I don’t take the cell outside by the pool anymore. A few water droplets from my swimsuit dripped onto the phone a couple of weeks ago. It was like I’d sent it over Niagara Falls-- electrocuted itself, big time.
I’m certain the manufacturers don’t want to build longevity into the cell phones. The phones are all electric-chair worthy. ”Hey folks! There’s a hot new phone called The Alcatraz Special--comes in cold steel gray and guaranteed to be a sizzler at 12:01 a.m..”
People should also have cell phone etiquette. I’d love it if cells came with a universal remote so other people’s phones could be temporarily de-activated.
Phones go off at the most inappropriate times: in church and at the movies. In a darkened movie theater, people text. All the cell phones flickering on and off during the movie looks like a lightning bug convention.
Most phones have obnoxious ring tones. My other phone had weird synthesizer tones-- always sounded like a call originating from Planet X. I downloaded Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville-- really drove my family nuts!
An irksome thing is when a call recipient talks so loudly-- I get a first hand account of their ‘business‘. Private matters should be kept private, and voices should be lowered when talking around other people.
People talk as if they're deaf. I’ve heard everything from divorce talk to Uncle Ned’s prostate surgery. I probably would’ve worn out the remote by now.