Waiting for that elusive phone call


“You have to take into account it was the cell phone that became what the modern-day concept of a phone call is, and this is a device that’s attached to your hip 24/7. Before that there was ‘leave a message’. ” . –Giovanni Ribisi.

Did you ever miss answering an important phone call and hope that the person who tried to contact you would try again ….and soon. Modern day advancements in telephone technology now enable anxious users to transport their digital angst with them on a 24/7 basis. The men in these photos deployed  their best calling efforts for more than 20 minutes as they texted quickly and frantically on their cell phones.

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I think the simple cell phone is an amazing invention. The basic concept of its use borders on the esoteric practice of Zen.

It forces folks who lack patience, manual dexterity and typing skills to harness their inner selves and communicate with their fellow human beings who also rely on this device for their daily informational fix.

Concentration, humility and the inner drive to master its mechanical concepts transform the impatient and inept  into a dedicated, focused and expert user in a tool that theoretically “connects” them to the rest of the world. 

Many times proficient uses concentrate so much on being communicative that they walk into doors, bump into other texting pedestrians and create traffic problems for those folks who focus their attentions on driving, walking and waiting for traffic light signals to change. 

A brief tip of the hat to modern times and innovations.



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Quote of the week: Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. --- Dennis Prager

5 Comments on Waiting for that elusive phone call

  1. It is hard to miss the calls these days, I have to purposely leave my phone behind when I hike or go out on the boat.


    • The intentional act of leaving the phone at home is an encouraging sign. You have to take cntrol of the situation. Enjoy the day. Thank you for writing.


  2. I am a impatient phone user, awaiting some message or email or an important phone call from employers. But alas that has been elusive till now:)


    • Waiting for that important message can be nerve wracking. I hope you have resolved this issue for yourself. Enjoy the weekend.


  3. Very true. It would be best if we unplugged for awhile


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