Am I the only person in the whole-wide-world who does not have a cell phone?
While in Germany, Shane asked me to call him on his cell when I was done with my appointment. I looked for a phone that would call an outside line. None of the public phones called anywhere but on-Base (DSN is what it is called.)
I asked the woman at the desk in the ER if she could help me.
"Is there a phone I can use to call someone's cell phone in the hospital?" I asked.
"You can just use your own cell phone to do that," she said.
"I don't have one," I said.
She looked completely confused.
"I've never had someone ask me this before," she said. "Everyone always has their own phone. Don't you have a cell phone?"
I explained to her that I have lived in Turkey and now the Azores. NO ONE in Turkey (except Patty) had cell phones, and very few people here on the island have one.
(She let me come into her office and use her desk phone.)
I truly think having to have a cell phone and people knowing I have it and that they can get a hold of me anytime they want really bothers me. I am so not prepared to live that way. Would it be totally impossible to choose to live without one?