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Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on March 31, 2019 at 1:12am

Your description of that superpowerness is humbling, Dave, and as scary as McCarthy's face when facing pod life.

Today, on learning I have no cell phone, Eyemart said "Then maybe you can find the last pay phone in America and call us to find out if your glasses are ready!"

No problem.  

Comment by David Stafford on March 29, 2019 at 6:10pm

Yes, the experience I have as a non cell (as opposed to incel) is similar to Kevin McCarthy's in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (or perhaps Rowdy Roddy Piper in "They Live.") Walking down Castro Street in Mountain View, in the heart of Silicon Valley, everyone is fiddling away on their phones and I start to see them in a sort of living diorama, tool-using chimps, fascinated, mesmerized, completely unaware of their self-absorption. It's strange. You can't run screaming. You don't have to. I already wear the cloak of invisibility that age affords but now I'm doubly unseen. In a way, it's like a super power.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on March 29, 2019 at 5:34pm

Thanks too (esp. for the laugh) from another corner of the no-cell-phone club. It's like island life, except people are all around. They're just not paying attention. This is life on earth now, folks. Sad. But I'm going to try that particular jello.

Comment by David Stafford on March 29, 2019 at 3:42am

Thank you and you're welcome, Carl. Who would have thought I could be nostalgic about people just sitting around talking, something I never valued quite highly enough at the time.

Comment by carl baker on March 29, 2019 at 3:33am

david,

thats wonderful, and so practical,

and the jello is so tasty.

there are no questions, only disbelief about cell phone madness.

well done, thanks. cb.

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