Rick doesn't own a cell phone? What a Luddite!
You ain't poking me in the eye, Pal, I admit it. I hate people who can't walk and operate hand held electronic devices at the same time; I will not 'get out of their way'. I also find it annoying to listen to others' phone conversations. I piss them off when I join in; I figure it's fair game. I can't tell you how many times on the bus I've heard someone call 'home' and loudly say they'll be there in five minutes. Five fukcing minutes! A phone call is necessary for that? Whatever would they do if phones were only in homes, offices or booths? Die from cell phone withdrawal? In the same ridiculous 'look at me' vein, what would these morons do without bottled water, something we didn't have growing up? Die of thirst? To me, it's of a piece with the loss of privacy, in the cell phone example, a voluntary loss at that. Couple that with all the government eavesdropping (you gotta love that word), and it's just stupendously insane.
Think of all the money cell carriers get for nonsense calls made. Where you at? Whacha doin'? Christ, the ennui will lead me to drink (more). I truly do not understand this almost physical attachment many have with their hand held electronic toys.
Proud member of Luddite Local # 42.