ornithopter: "Anxiety if we don't have our cell phones" is the new "naked without my watch". Not really a big deal.
the ha ha guy: Are you paid 24 hours a day? No? Then you don't "need" to be contactable 24/7.
StreetlightInTheGhetto: Ima4nic8or: This last weekend I went for a 2 night camping trip without it. That said I am of an older generation that has enough of a level of self sufficiency that we don't think we are going to die if we don't have a phone.Oh, come on. I'm on the older side of the young'uns.1) We're often expected to be instantly reachable for work, or something close to it. Whether that's fair or not you can debate later, but since most folks my age I know are really doing the job of 2 people there isn't always someone to answer the damn question while I'm at the doctor dealing with bronchitis. That's cool you can not notice if you forget it. Even if I didn't communicate with the SO who has an opposite work schedule from me 3-5 days a week, I'd be taking a risk with my job that I don't want to take. As stupid as it is, that's how it goes.2) Anyone, no matter what the age, who can't go on a camping trip without technology and stuff in general sucks.But you know who the worse offenders are that I've seen the past 5 times I've gone camping? The close to retirement age or just there folks, with the tricked out RVs or recreating home in a tent city. And, on at least three occasions, trying desperately to get a TV signal after walking in circles trying to get cell reception.On the plus side, I usually just hike past them on the way to my rustic site without any electricity.
Sean M: As far as television goes, I dropped cable TV years ago and haven't missed it. Weeks go by without me firing up the TV these days. From what I hear from other people, I'm not missing much.
Omahawg: never owned one
MisterTweak: I think they're exaggerating a bit.-- sent from my Android
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