Cellphones are an intimate part of the human anatomy for many people during these ADD riddled times. While some may find their cellphone without power on the kitchen counter when they actually are leaving to go somewhere, many of us are actually attached to our phones for most hours of the day, save sleeping time.
I wake up to my cellular phone’s alarm clock – and not all by myself. The RIM BlackberryTM has become an integral part of many up-and-coming executives these days. Executives truly give themselves the leisure to set aside their Blackberry (if they have one) and the young and hungry, ADD symptom-laden, can’t remember mom’s birthday without a ping from Outlook – they are depending on these devices for their lives.
Although I have been able to stray from being addicted to a berry which is not my favorite (the Strawberry), I still depend on my phone to wake each day and texting – yep, that’s my preferred mode of communication. But do I suffer from the ‘Missing Cellphone Syndrome’? Yes.
CNN Tells the Tale
I’m not alone – you see, according to a CNN report today, Many mobile phone addicts and BlackBerry junkies report feeling vibrations when there are none, or feeling as if they’re wearing a cell phone when they’re not.
The first time it happened to Jonathan Zaback, a manager at the public relations company Burson-Marsteller, he was out with friends and showing off his new BlackBerry Curve.
“While they were looking at it, I felt this vibration on my side. I reached down to grab it and realized there was no BlackBerry there.”
I had this happen about four times today – while my phone was in another room. Maybe it’s our heightened sensitivity to the vibration we are afraid we will miss when a message you can ensure will be critical that you read immediately and respond just as quickly.
But the truth is – most of us use our cellphones most – when we are bored. How many times have you answered a phone call from a friend struck in traffic? On the way to work? In the parking lot waiting for someone? We all choose not to be bored – by making calls, sending texts and sometimes (usually the first month you have a phone), surf the web. Sure, those with iPhones may find themselves on it even more – have a good time.
Are you so stuck to your phone that you think it’s ‘going off’ sometimes? Let us know by posting a comment!