I was 20 minutes into my 45 minute drive to work when the panic hit. Where was my phone?…. Then the realization…OMG I forgot it at home. What the hell was I going to do? Turn around? Drive 20 minutes home and then another 45 minutes to work? Spending an hour and a half to get to work seemed crazy. But, how would I get through the day without my cell phone? I felt like I was actually missing a limb.
“Do you know how frigin ridiculous you sound” another part of me said. It didn’t stop… “Seriously? you can’t get through the day without your cell phone? That’s pathetic.”
The human race managed to get through thousands of years without cell phones, so, I decided to screw the cell phone and drove to work. I’m sure my world would come to a crashing halt at some point during the day without the cell, but I was not going to let my alter ego think I was pathetic. Duh…
I actually survived the entire work day.
Which, made me think…..Have we come so far, that, with all these gadgets that improve our life, we become paralyzed when they’re suddenly not available? It almost makes it seem like we’re going backwards. We’re continually evolving technologically but can’t remember how to function on a daily basis without it all?
Yup, pretty pathetic.