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10.18.2018 (714 Days Ago)

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THE PANIC
THE PANIC
714 days ago 11 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

The day as planned was not atypical for me; I boarded the bus for the trip into Manhattan with my art group for our museum visit.  Most of the women would then get back on the bus to return to Long Island mid-afternoon, but I planned to see another exhibit at another museum before going crosstown (Uber) to meet Ben for dinner near Lincoln Center where we would then see a performance by a group of Tibetan Monks as part of the White Light Festival.....a perfect day!

 

But then, as the bus was leaving the parking lot for the city, I realized I did not have my cellphone. As severe Panic set in, I thought of jumping off the bus but we had already gone too far. How could I possibly survive my day without my phone?  How would I call Uber, when and where were we meeting for dinner, and what time was the show??? All the answers were in that phone.

 

So, here I am guest blogging about this, obviously having survived the day....with some help from my friends,  and Ben.

 

The question I have is...how did we ever manage without those phones??  Any good suggestions are welcome!

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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thanks for guest blogging....and for the blog only you could write.
    Phone dependency is a serious issue.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 714 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    The phone is tool I use both professionally and personally. It would hamper both my private and professional life to be without it. My business and I thrive on these technological miracles.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Tom_Gallin wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    We used to think more and move just a little slower.
     
       
     
     
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  •  AlanKreit wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    ahhh, 'twas a simpler time. Phone booths, yellow cabs, buses, and subways. We managed just fine.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    My calendar and address book automatically synch with my iPhone, iPad and iMac (not portable); but unless I have one of those, I'm done for. I'm glad you survived!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Fred wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I lost mine, but I fired up my little used lap top for some help
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    First, indeed that sounds like an amazing day. Second, I feel that sense of panic all too often. I am told that if you have an apple watch with the addition of a connection of its own you can dial from it, etc. without being close to your phone---in other words when you leave it at home. Not certain of the limitations, but have determined I need to purchase an apple watch just to avoid future "panic".
     
       
     
     
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  •  SoniaSaleh wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Since I live alone I have memorized one person's phone number so if I lose my phone I have some one I can reach out to for an Uber, money, etc until I get home and reconnect with my computer.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Riva_Schwartz wrote 714 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    "Back in the Day" Letts of London pocket calendars were our cellphones - Every year I had to transcribe my info (data) again and again!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 713 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    The on line back up helps. Almost any public library has computers and thus access, and of course your many friends and colleagues....
    And there are other backups I have unique to me but rather useful but not to commit to writing.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 713 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    As Corey pointed out, phone booths were on nearly every street corner. We also had paper maps, carried small notepads to jot addresses, notes and directions and other around who were familiar with an area could easily point you into the right direction.
     
       
     
     
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