Sunday, November 29, 2009

In Need Of A Phone?

It's hard to say what kind of mobile phone I'd buy if I was looking for one. There's not even that many phones that I've seen in use close up or that I've borrowed to use. I don't know many people to call when I'm not at home, so I just use the house phones--there's 4 or 5 of those! I don't know if it's some or most of the cell phones that are starting to be so small that they look like toys--you know, some equivalent of the plastic cash register they sell that four-year-olds can play "store" with.

I used to love gadgets--component stereos, Casio watches, Walkmans, etc.--back before every soul on earth had pocket gadgets in their possession. Now it's just me who doesn't have one! But I'm not sure what the point would be. Would I just call home to find out if I'm home or not? I could do that. I could answer all the crap phone calls from strangers and from the wretches who dial wrong numbers until the day they die.

Yeah, I really have a great need for a goddamn cell phone.


  1. Yesterday's poetry is a bit erotic for me before a 2nd cup of coffee - but I especially love the two last lines. :-)

    As for cell phones - I feel the same as you do.
    I have nobody to call and nobody to call me.
    We have a cheapo Tracfone for emergencies when away from home, and have used it only about a dozen times in 4 years. This is where I realise we're really getting out of the loop, in spite of being fairly computer-savvy. Computers don't do it any more - it has to be portable gadgets now, and Facebook, and Twitter - 24/7. :-(

  2. As for the poem, those probably are the best couple of lines.


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