Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Instant Communication

In our ever-connected world of cell phones, it can be hard to let go when you're on vacation. And, in my case, it became a weird paradox.

First of all, pretty much the only people I might talk to on the phone were already there with me. So what's the point of calling them, right? But on the other hand, it's a big cruise ship, and it's hard to keep track of everyone. Trying to make plans for dinner? Call them. On their cell phone. On the cruise ship.

Even on vacation, it pays to have your cell phone with you. Especially when you take a taxi to a beach away from the ship, and have no change to use a payphone.

Man, how did people survive in the old days?

3 comments:

Ash said...

Pagers. That's how they survived!

Raggedy Angst said...

Apparently they hung out until they found a friendly good ol' boy and his tiny wife who were going back to the same cruise ship and had already called for a taxi because THEY remembered their cell phone and hitched a ride. Just a guess.

weebat said...

Maybe they just stood at each others' cabin doors and blinked the blinky thing until the other people showed up back in their cabins. And I think they had to walk home from the beach; uphill, both ways, in the snow...