Want to get on Netflix – you need a cell phone so they can send you a text to get the process started. Download Samantha Bee’s latest app? Need a text to activate it. Want to make an appointment with a dog groomer – text because if you call it will take them two or three days to answer.
I don’t have a cell phone. I don’t want a cell phone. I’m very content with people only being able to kind of contact me by phone at home. And I say “kind of” because I screen all my calls on my – yes, land line! which can actually do things like that too.
So it seems that the way the world is trending, you either have a cell phone or you get cut out of a lot of things you might otherwise be interested in joining. And guess what? There is nothing being offered that needs a cell phone so a text can be sent to activate it that I can’t live without… happily.
I truly am getting too old for this new world. I could learn it if I wanted. I could join it if I wanted. But, quite frankly, my British History Magazine and I are going to go sit down and have a long quiet date together – texts not needed nor wanted in the process. All I have to do is turn the page.