[quote]angry chicken wrote:
Jon, I’ve gathered from some of your posts that you’re an introverted kind of guy. If that’s by choice, more power to you. If it’s because you’re anxious and paranoid, I was just wondering if you’ve explored the possibilities of pushing your boundaries once in a while?
Weather or not you cancel your cell phone appears to be of little consequence. It looks like you’ve isolated yourself effectively already. I was just wondering why? You’ve been around a lot longer than I’ve been reading these forums, so perhaps you’ve gone into it already, but if you have, I’ve missed it.
I’ve gotta weigh in with Rock on this one, you seem pretty cool in my book - I’d hang out with you. I’m in no way trying to change you. Nor am I trying to call you out in any way or any of that nonsense. I’m just curious. If you don’t want to answer, that’s fine - or feel free to PM me if you don’t want your business on a forum. Either way, YOU are the one in control of YOUR boundary. If the phone makes you uncomfortable, turn it off. [/quote]
I doubt I’ve explained why I am how I am, or maybe I have. I thought when you turn 18, getting a phone is what normal people do to keep in contact with others. Only thing is I don’t use it, unless they get at me, I’ll go forever without using it.
I figured making this thread would be stupid in a way or at least make me seem quite odd but most of you already knew I’m strange. I just have some crazy urge in my mind to get rid of the phone, get away from any further contact. You see work is one thing, you have to have a job to survive, you got to put on that happy mask and blend in, which I am very well at, but then you have the people who want your number and want to socialize and hang outside of work. The ones that want to get to know you. Get’s me all trippy, I enjoy the phone for basic things like keeping track of my schedule but I could be investing almost $100 each month elsewhere instead of a phone which is only being paid for because I’ve been too lazy as of late to make any changes.
But right now, I am in that mode where it’s either do it or don’t and I was curious on a third party view to my decision. I don’t have people to ask or talk to besides the internet. Sure I have work but that’s a job. Perhaps one of those go phones would be the better route for me. I have never looked at them , nor do I really know how they work but maybe I should cancel and then check them out.
Yo Jon, i hardly use my phone either outside of a few friends, school, work and family.
True story, i was living in colorado springs getting my personal training certificate. I had one of those tracfones where you pay for minutes and etc. Well i ran out of minutes and didn’t contact my family for about a week. One night about 1am i get this really loud pounding at my door(scared the shit out of me btw). It was the police checking on me because my family got worried because i didn’t keep in contact. So if it were me, i would keep the phone if for no other purposes than for family to call.
Maybe you could get a cheaper plan or something though. You’ll never miss your phone until you need it.
Hope that helps [/quote]
How is the reception with that type of a phone?
[quote]Eric 2.0 wrote:
I think you’d feel much better if you work on why you react that way to certain calls. Unless you feel comfortable the way things are, whatever you want to do is your business only.
Like earlier posters said, you could just get a prepaid phone and only turn it on when YOU feel like making a call, then turn it off again.
I know exactly why I react to unknown calls and such. It’s my own fault but it’ll be some time before that ever changes. Just gotta deal with it for now.