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Old 12-09-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Study -Cell Phones Are Disrupting Family Life

http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20051209...E0BHNlYwN0bWE-

That's the unsettling conclusion of a new study that found the increased use of these communication commandos is bringing job worries home, stressing out the family lives of men and women alike.

The study limited the blame to cell phones and pages, and not computer-based communication such as e-mail. Cell phones and pagers were linked to increased psychological distress and reduced family satisfaction for both sexes.

But only women experience the opposite effect -- home problems and worries intruding into their work life as cell phones and pagers keep them on call nearly 24/7, the study found
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I hate mine....I am gonna go throw that sucker in a snow bank right now

brb.....*storms off
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Cell phones and mobile email devises are just big leashes.

Connectivity comes at a price.
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I don't really use mine that often but it's definitely nice to have when i need it.
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That's cause you won't give us your number









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Oh lordy it'd be ringing off the hook if i did that!


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i do cell

but i won't text
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I remember reading an article a couple of years ago about horrible cell phone etiquette-people were asked about their worst cell phone experience. Someone talked about seeing a person at a wake going up to view the body and describing it over a cell phone
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That's disgusting! (I mean about describing the dead body over the phone.)

What did we ever do before cell phones, anyway?

What drives me crazy is when people will be in the public restroom in a stall doing their business--and then answer the phone when it rings. Who wants to listen to you take a piss?
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Who wants to listen to you take a piss?

if you do a little web surfing

you will find there is a market.
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Come on now.....if we did not have cellphones....what would we do with all those microwave towers???? I like the ones which resemble trees.....it's a challenge to see if you can recognize them.......it's like a game....they keep them hidden so you don't know they exist.......but then maybe they don't exist.....or do they especially during a hurricane.

Don't take the fun out of living......long live the cell phone!!!

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Has anyone noticed how whenever a driver cuts you off or just
does something really dangerous and dumb while driving they're
always on a freakin cell phone!
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omg! The tree towers those things are so dumb!

We have one on top of a mtn that was logged...now it looks like there is just one big huge friggen fake christams tree sticking up its so natural


its funny, if it was a tower people would see it and go...oh, a cell tower...but now people almost drive off the road looking at it and going "wtf is that!"
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Come on now.....if we did not have cellphones....what would we do with all those microwave towers???? I like the ones which resemble trees.....it's a challenge to see if you can recognize them.......it's like a game....they keep them hidden so you don't know they exist.......but then maybe they don't exist.....or do they especially during a hurricane.
I support an engineering group for a wireless provider. You would be amazed at the number of stealth configurations we use.

As for the fake trees, they are easy to spot, especially in Southern California. Just look for the green palm tree (the others turn brown when dry).
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My family is almost cell-less. I've never owned a phone or any type of mobile device (PDA, pager, etc). My dad has a cell, but it's company-issued so he can't make any personal calls and it usually stays on it's cradle in his car (he also has a company car and is not allowed to hold a phone device while driving).

I'm so sick of friends answering phones when I'm talking to them, or phones going off at movies, at a quiet restaurant, during class, or I'll be listening to music in the car and then Phil makes a call and just turns it down....they're so annoying to me I can't come up with a reason for me to have one. If I need to make a long distance call, I do it at work (if I can get away with it) or from school with my PAC code that charges the call to my account.

I agree, I don't like the idea of contantly taking your job home with you via the cell phone. Even with local service and the few people that call me, I don't answer our house phone unless I'm expecting the call.
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