It’s your cell phone of course. I know that because I lost mine either Tuesday night after Game 3 of the Tigers game or Wednesday morning. I think it is in the house. But it could also be in a downtown parking lot. I really don’t know. But what I do know is the cell phone cripples your life.
I have 400 contacts and I only know five numbers by heart. Friends both near and dear and on the fringe are gone. I do not know any body’s phone number because you program them into this computer/text machine/phone and slash life support system.
Now I see why people clutch cell phones as if life depends on it. In a way it does. In a cell phone we carry around our inner circle, work, schedules and everything else. These things contain our lives in them. And when we lose them there is a big hole.
The office at the radio station and newspaper could not get ahold of me. And I could not contact them unless I bummed a phone off people. And people look at you cross eyed when you ask to borrow their cell phone. They look at you as if to say “I know you don’t want my life support system.”
Our lives are about texting and talking. The next time you walk into a restaurant notice how many people are head down pecking out text. Much of my entertainment on trips is syncing calls in my car and running errands. Now I feel lost. I have no one to talk to.
But I knew this was going to happen. My life has been a whirlwind the past three weeks and I dive in the bed at night now. My typical day has been rehearsing with my dance partner for Dancing with Our Local Stars (can’t get hold of her by the way), grabbing lunch, do radio, dash to a Tigers or Lions game gettting home around 1 in the morning and start the process all over by getting up about 6:45 to help get Celine and Little B ready for school.
The tough part is after Tiger games I am tired but can’t go to sleep. So I’ve been off and I knew something major was going to happen. I probably had a momentary lapse and dropped my phone somewhere and now I am like a satellite floating around with no friends and no companion.
I don’t even have time to get a new phone until Friday morning or evening. And that normally $99 phone after rebates is going to cost me $1.2 million because my two year contract is not up.
So if you are a friend, you won’t be hearing from me for a while. I am missing in action until further notice.