After having a cell for many years, I gave them up about five years back. It was like having a leash for the convenience of others. It was certainly a distraction at inopportune times.
I see these robots walking around, oblivious to the world around them, locked into a two-inch diagonal digital life and not functioning in an analog world. People whose phones take precedence over immediate conversation are a nuisance and not worth the effort. If I am in a discussion with someone, their phone rings, and they look to see who is calling, their focus on our conversation is over.
I have two business numbers at two places, and a home phone. If I'm at one of those places, I will take a call. My niece and nephew-in-law were over week before last, and my home phone rang. He looks at his wife and says: "Wow, that sound really brings back memories of childhood".
My sister says she is going to add me to her company's business service and buy me a cell, so she and others can text me. I replied to her email with the following:
W@ U RLY T+ B/C IHNI ABT TXT (This is also an example of a rule 2 violation )
I probably do need a cell though, to review my sites for mobile compatibility.