There is something sinister about cell phones.
Lately, something that annoys me is the "Are You Running Late?" cell phone check-up. Generally, I'm one of those types of people that make an effort to be punctual & on time when I've made plans to meet someone somewhere. But I'm not perfect. And, now that we all have cell phones, if I'm running a fraction late (like 1 or 2 minutes) -- or even if I'm not running late & they have their clock set fast -- other timely people sense the need to make an obligatory call to inquire about how soon someone will be where we are. "Sooooo, where are you? How far away are you? When do you think you'll get here?"
It's gotten to a point where, if I happen to be running behind, I cringe at the harrowing thought of having to deal with one of those uncomfortable "I'm waiting on you & I have little patience of my own" phone calls. And to avoid this cell phone terrorism, I've even begun to employ the preemptive punctuality call.
You know what? I've decided that this is annoying. I myself am resolved no longer to be that demanding or insecure over a cell phone in that way. I encourage you to do the same.
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