Apparently It’s a Problem

Alarm Clock - Groundhog DayI don’t enjoy getting up early. I do it even when I don’t have to because my body is conditioned to do so. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. So there are a lot of days when I will fully utilize the crap out of my alarm’s snooze function. Sometimes this causes me to feel rushed as I’m leaving the house to go to work.

The other day, I left the house in a hurry and realized, as I’d gotten several miles away, that I had forgotten my phone. So I turned around and went back for it. I couldn’t imagine going all day without my phone. Sure, I’ve complained about the lack of strong signal inside the school where I work, but what if there’s an emergency and someone needs to contact me? What if someone sends me an email that I need to reply to right away and can’t get to a computer? What if I get bored and desperately need to play Fruit Ninja?

When I got back in the car, relieved to have my phone safely in my pocket, I thought back to other times when I’d been in a hurry to get out the door. Several times throughout the school year, I’ve forgotten to pack my lunch. It hasn’t happened often, but it has happened more than once. In those times, I’ve realized, just as I realized I’d forgotten my phone, that I’d neglected to plan a midday meal several miles down the road. Since I don’t carry cash, purchasing and throwing away a chef salad is not an option. But did I turn around to retrieve something to eat from home? No. No, I did not.

Doc Brown 2It means that I would rather go hungry for a day than be without my phone. When did I become that guy?

I think I need to go off the grid for a day or so, just to make sure I’m not so addicted that I’ll go crazy. Obviously, I can’t do this until school ends. But I think it has to happen. No phones. No computers. No Facebooks. No Twitters. And no… *gasp* …blogging. Stay tuned, kids.

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4 thoughts on “Apparently It’s a Problem

  1. Having gone several successive days without internet a few times this year already, I’ll say that it is strange at first but actually very relaxing after a while because, until it’s gone, you don’t realize what a slave you’ve become to this technology stuff that wasn’t meant to run your life but instead help you run it.
    Or was it…?

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  2. “What if I get bored and desperately need to play Fruit Ninja?” lmao

    Totally relatable to a whole hell of a lot of people I’m sure. Good luck in your efforts to unplug! (I mean that sincerely, not sarcastically. Or do I?)

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  3. I love going sans phone. It is liberating! Although it seems to freak out my mom more than it does me….

    I forgot how fun fruit ninja is! Must install now…

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