The first thing you'll see when you enter our office is a little poster made by yours truly that says just that -- "No Cellphones Please."
Not my idea though... it was my boss who found clients to be "wasting his time and energy" by being on the phone while in his cabin. But such an occurence is not new. A lot of restaurants and some public places have disallowed the use of cellphones because of the "peace disruptions" they cause. It's true after all... imagine taking an important test or watching a tragic love story and suddenly someone's phone goes off with one of those irritating ring tones!! Arrrrrgghhh... That's probably what you're thinking while trying to hunt down the one who has very few breaths of life left But eating in a restaurant? Maybe not so much of a trouble...
Actually, I find it fascinating that even grade school kids carry a cellphone. When I was in high school, we had to get special permission from our Professor Umbridge-looking principal just to be able to bring cells to school. And it's amazing how many people are on their phones while driving, including my brother, who scares the hell out of me with his driving skills
CBS News, reports:
A ban on cell phones in the nation's biggest school system is creating an uproar among parents and students alike, with teenagers sneaking their phones inside their lunches and under their clothes, and grown-ups insisting they need to stay in touch with their children in case of another crisis like Sept. 11.
Parents have written angry letters and e-mails, staged rallies and news conferences, and threatened to sue. Some City Council members are introducing legislation on their behalf.
But Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have staunchly refused to drop the ban. They insist cell phones are a distraction and are used to cheat, take inappropriate photos in bathrooms and organize gang rendezvous. They are also a top stolen item.
Students have refused to give up their phones, saying the devices have become too vital to their daily existence and to their parents' peace of mind.
Too vital to daily existence? I thought the basic necessities of life were Oxygen, water, food, shelter, and clothing. When did Cellphones become included in the list? Sounds like we're becoming an increasingly paranoid society. Sometimes I wonder, are cellphones keeping us more connected or more distanced? I mean, on one side you can talk to anyone across the globe in a heartbeat but then you are becoming oblivious and indifferent to people standing right in front of you.
So do you guys think cellphones are becoming a problem? Have you ever wished that certain places had a "No Cellphone Use" Policy? Or do you think it's actually absurd to put restrictions on the use of your beautiful and efficient little gadgets?
P.S. Feel free to lock if repeat.
a teacher's opinion? cell phones are not vital for survival.
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