Monday, January 8, 2018


I was raised in the fifties and lived through the sixties and seventies – and there were no cell phones.   If you were at work and needed to call home, you went to a phone and made your call.   If you were traveling you waited until you got to your destination to make your call.   No one felt the need to have a telephone with them at all times; and people were able to do things without obsessing that they might miss a call, or a text from a friend shopping at a grocery store and posting about the price of peas.

If you are a professional on call I can understand you need; but the average person does not need to be tied to a telephone.  You are not that important.  And the idiot walking around Walmart with the cyborg phone blinking in his ear…; and anyone who has their cell phone ring during a movie or a play should have the phone shoved up their ass. 

Ok, I am antiquated, archaic, unfashionable, out-of-date, outmoded, , behind the times; but this obsession with a cell phone is really ridiculous. 

Old man yelling at clouds

the Ol’Buzzard 


  1. They're also very likely detrimental to people's mental and physical well-being.

  2. You are a little meek and mild mannered for my attitude on cell phones.

  3. Hey, OB, I'll join you yelling at clouds!

  4. There has now been a syndrome labeled by psychologists for people who are hooked on their cell phones. Imagine that. But let me say this, you are not the only one among us that think this way.

  5. I agree, but remember, there were phones readily available in the form of pay phones. Literally thousands of them on practically every street corner and store in America. So they have been a part of our daily lives for a very long time. We just couldn't walk around with one in our ear...which incidentally, I find damned irritating...but then, I also am of your generation and easily annoyed.

  6. "Hey you kids, get off my lawn". I do enjoy my smaht phone. As much as I use it that is. Its even odds when I finally find it it still has enough juice to make a call.


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