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  •  My phone goes in my bag in my back seat when (7+ / 0-)

    I drive.

    It's funny. In the 1980s-late 1990s, I wasn't so incredibly important and there wasn't anything so important that I needed to talk in the phone while driving. The advent of the ubiquitous cell phone didn't really change me and my importance that much.

    What's really funny is that I actually worked for a company that sold cell phones in around 1985 (yup, those big brick and suitcase phones). But minutes were so dang expensive, we didn't waste them chit chatting while we drove.

    So there's no need. Folks call me and leave messages. I check them when I get to my destination.  Nothing has ever been so darn important that it couldn't wait that little while. And yes, I've worked in industries where bona fide emergencies happen. But my response didn't have to be instantaneous.

    Few of us are really THAT important.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 07:03:40 PM PDT

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