10 Signs You Should Take A Break From Your Cell Phone!

Your Cell Phone

Shout out to those people who keep their cell phone cradled in their hands like a baby. Is that you? If so, I hope you can laugh at yourself! Here are 10 signs that you need to take a break from your cell phone.

Why 10 signs? Well, five is not enough reasons to get the point across, 8 is an unusual quantity and 10 is a good round figure. Please hold your questions until the end (hint: the comments section). Thank-you!

10 Signs

1. You take your smartphone to the bathroom... And use it while you, er, process a few things!

2. You have indents on your fingertips from all of the tapping of your Blackberry keys. Come on people, do you really need to text that much?!

3. Your boyfriend/girlfriend is starting to resemble an iPhone.

4. You spend your tax refund on HTC accessories that aren't even on sale.

Tsk Tsk, the Accessories Are Not Even On Sale

Quick, give me those HTC earbuds!
Quick, give me those HTC earbuds! | Source

5. All of your cell birthday gifts are cell phone covers. Two years in a row now!

6. You told yourself you would put down your cell for 10 minutes and you lasted 10 seconds.

7. You named your smartphone Fred.

8. When asked what three things you would take to a desert island with you, you said "cell phone" three times.

On The Deserted Island: Just You and Your Cell Phone

Screw the help sign, let's try to get a better signal for my phone!
Screw the help sign, let's try to get a better signal for my phone! | Source

9. You base all of your major decisions on the answer to this question: "What would my phone do in this situation?"

10. If you had to choose between your cell phone and your dog, you'd need a few minutes to decide.

It's the Dog or It's Your Smartphone

Ack, what if I take a photo of the dog and...
Ack, what if I take a photo of the dog and... | Source

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Can't function without my fabulous phone! Lol!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

So far, so good ... I thought I was going to fail the signs, luckily I didn't BUT I sure came real close!!! I heart my iPhone! :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hehe Stella, thanks for sharing your stories! Yes I have also been in the bathroom and seen people talking on phones - how silly :)


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StellaSee 4 years ago from California

I have been in the public restroom when someone answers their phone while doing their thing..it's so awkward! And I've heard about people who bring their phones in a plastic baggie while taking a bath! I'm thinking: what is that important?? Ahaha. Nice article Christy!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hehe nanderson, you are not alone!

Mary, you know what you like and that's a good thing :)

bdegiulio, Thanks! If your phone works for you then I say that's great. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Daisy! Thanks for the comment and for the shares too :)


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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Very funny, I think I suffer from a few of these!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I am not addicted to my cell phone! My kids gave me a smart phone last Christmas. I took it back. Too much to learn.... I just have a simple little cheapie that does all I want it to do.


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Very funny Christy, great job. I have yet to own a smart phone so I'm definitely not tied to my cell phone, which I'm told is old and outdated. And yes, my dog definitely comes before the phone. Great Hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Christy,

I came to read this again. I have a friend who can't function as well if she's without her phone. I'm going to have her read this.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Gamerelated, thank-you for the comment and tweet. I liked the photo too, glad you noticed!


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Gamerelated 4 years ago from California

Haha, great work ChristyWrites. I think the picture of the person holding a picture of their phone with a picture of dog on the phone is hilarious. I am going to re-Tweet this.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Sooner28, I think many people would NOT want that day to arrive! For me it would not be a big deal. Glad I made you "LOL" today.

@Daisy, that's so nice of Steve! Thanks for your honesty (no more questions asked) and I do hear good things about the Kindle Fire. I do not have one.

@Posh, I recently did upgrade. I do not use it very much but notice how others seem to use phones frequently. Thank-you so much for sharing my hub and for stopping by to read. Nice to see you.


Sooner28 4 years ago

Lol. This hub has more truth than most people would like to admit! Maybe we should have a cell phone free day sometime.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Christy,

What a fun Hub! I'm glad Steve Mitchell suggested I read it.

I'm not attached to my phone, but I am attached to my Kindle Fire tablet. I can access Facebook and Google+ with it, and I do bring it into the bathroom with me (enough on that subject).


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Christy,

I don't have that problem. I can't wait to switch my phone off. I would like one though for Facebook someday. I have an old Samsung slidephone and haven't graduated to smartphone status yet.

Clever idea for a hub.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Jane, you have no need to fret as you are doing great with the computer skills you currently use! Heck you're even a published author! Thanks for stopping by to read.


Jane Carroll 4 years ago

Christy...for once...I'm innocent! Probably because I'm just a few years over the digital generation...LOL! My fingers seem too big to text effeciently...I need stronger glasses...and...the list goes on. I love my cell phone with all its bells and whistles...if only I used them...LOL!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hehe Jeff, that's great, I love your description here! I know what you mean too. If they were harder to carry around we might not be tempted to use them as much! Thanks for your great comment.

@Debbie, Awe I'm pleased I had you laughing! What a good compliment.


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Jeff Gamble 4 years ago from Denton, Texas

Fabulous Christy! I still remember my first cell phone - a giant handset tethered to a big brick that I could attach a battery to or plug it in to a special cradle in the trunk of my car. It was "portable" for 1989. In a way, I wish they were still that big, I'd probably use it less than the one I have now! (And I'll have you know I came out of the bathroom to post this comment)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I love this made me laugh.. and I agree. COME ON PEOPLE.. LOL

Great hub

I voted up

Debbie


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Rebecca, yes cell phone usage is becoming addictive for many people. I actually wrote a (serious) hub about it. Thank-you for the read and comment.

@Hubert, Glad to hear it! Nice to see you here.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I never thought about it in those terms, but I suppose cell phone usage could become an addition!


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

I don't know where my cell phone is most of the time. Sometimes it's on the charger for days and I wind up burning out the battery.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@vnsatakopan, that is how the gadget first started. Now it has so many uses.

@VocalCoach, hehe you are the smartie though!!

@Marc, Excellent decision.

@RandomCreative, Thanks, yes I see people walking with their cell phones and can't seem to leave them alone. That's what helped me be motivated to write this hub.

@Jools, I bet you will also save money with the downgrade. Good for you and now you have more time to do other things that you consider fun!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Curiad, You are like me with my own cell. It is good to have in an emergency too. Thanks for the vote and comment.

@Bill, I hope I had you laughing! Thanks for stopping by.

@Wynne, how funny. I do not have a tablet but they are growing in popularity! Nice to see you here, thanks.

@KDuBarry, Glad to hear you choose your dogs first. Good choice. Thanks for the comment, it's a great one!


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vnsatakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

It would be better for everyone if the cellphone is used just as a phone.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is very funny. I don't even own a smart phone. Mine is just plain dumb. :-) Voted up!


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

I'd take the dog!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I agree with Bill. I am not addicted to my cell phone, but it's amazing how many people simply cannot seem to stop texting and playing games, even in social situations. Well written hub!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Thankfully, I am not addicted to my phone. I've downgraded recently from a smart phone to a bog standard keypad Nokia which makes people give me pitying looks when it rings when I'm out - I don't care, I was getting too reliant on it and it was the right move.

Voted up, etc.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

LOL, I agree 100% with you on all 10 things!

I use my phone to talk and that is it....well once in a while I will check the weather.

Voted Up!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great read! Five years ago I would have said that you exaggerated quite a bit but nowadays....not at all. I see so many people who seem to have the cell permanently attached to their heads.

Great hub and quite funny!


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

I am glad I don't have all of those qualities. I have tried to use "swype" on my wife's tablet and she just laughed. She told me I had to actually type out the words. Yikes... who does that anymore? ;o)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

LOL! Very funny and very true! I only use my smartphone for emergencies or to make plans. And btw, I would choose my dogs over my phone, any day! Great Hub!

-KD

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