I just hate the thing, and regret the day I got one. Becuase the minute you buy a cell phone, you instantly give up a huge chunk of your privacy. Example:
Friend: “I called you 5 times and you didn’t answer”
Me: “I was in class”
Friend: “...but then I sent you an sms”
Me: “I was still in class”
AND IT WASN”T EVEN URGENT!!
So you see, once you recieve an sms or a missed call, you are now expected to call back instantly no matter how trivial the issue is or how busy you are. So for the purpose of filtering unwanted calls in pursuit of efficiency, I activated voice mail…
Message on voicemail: “Hi Hani, can you call me as soon as you get this, bye”
This ticks me off even MORE! The caller has made no mention of the urgent issue in question (AGAIN, IT WASN’T EVEN URGENT!), which basically rendered the benefit of using voicemail to zero.
And don’t get me started on the morons thoroughly amused by getting new ringtones for their cell phone. Nobody cares about your Ricky Martin ringtone..get a friggin’ life. And you don’t have to set the ringing volume at the ear piercing 900 DB. And while your at it, turn down the volume of your own yakking, the world is not interested. And remove that wirless headset from your ear when your not using it, you look like a tool.
So here is my policy on cell phones for like, the next whole month or something: The damn thing will stay ON and recharged, on silent. I am just not answering calls or sms. If its urgent, leave a voice message or better, email me. I am not trying to be a jerk, but I’ve had it with this crap.
I feel much better now.