“Side Effects” of Cell Phones’ World Dominance

Once in a while I face reminders of how dependent I (and many others) have become on certain technology, especially cell phones. I had one such experience Monday evening. After work, I stopped by Walmart to pick up a few groceries. I went in and shopped with enthusiasm, throwing all kinds of goodies into my cart. When I collected all my credit card could handle, I checked out. After paying and putting my five or so bags in the cart, I went to grab for my keys.

They weren’t there.

I didn’t believe I could have locked them in my car. I thought, Maybe if I go outside to the car and try to open it, I will get in and everything will be fine. Of course, that was just wishful thinking. When I got to my car, I saw my keys, still in the ignition, and my cell phone sitting on the passenger seat. I had even left it open and I swear it gave an evil jeer as I pressed my nose up against the glass window, wishing the glass would melt away so I could get inside.

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