says ellisaana less than a minute ago
I seem to have struck a nerve yesterday with my comment about cellphones vs watches. Many of you like your watches. That is fine, for you. (sorry for this long ramble, but here goes:)I own a few wrist watches, but rarely wear one. Years ago, my mom gave me a beautiful gold analog watch as a graduation gift. It kept great time, on my dresser. Every time I put it on my arm, it would go crazy, gaining or losing time at random. Took it to 2 different jewelers. Both said it kept perfect time while they had it. Apparently, it became magnetized when it was on my arm.The first few battery operated watches I tried would do the same thing. Since I needed to know the time during work, I finally found a cheap digital watch which kept time. It was ugly as sin and it made my skin break out. Or I would snag it on something while working. I ended up carrying the watch in my pocket. (couldn’t carry a purse. I had too much other stuff to haul around. (clipboards, cameras, rulers, various tools and gauges, my glasses)The moment I retired, I ditched the watch. I carry 4 things: a small wallet, my glasses (sun or inside – one pair on my face, one in my pocket) and a cellphone.The phone displays the time on its face. It is a place to store my grocery list and a calendar for doctor appointments. It has a calculator, a camera and an alarm clock (if I want to nap) I rarely use it to call anyone. I don’t talk on it while driving and if it rings while I am out in public, I push a button and send the call to voice mail.To the person who said it was “incredibly rude” to look a cellphone to get the time; is it more rude to surreptiously glance at the face of a phone when you aren’t in a conversation with someone, or to be constantly glancing at your wrist while some is talking to you?The fourth thing in my pocket? I always carry a pen. Not quite as good a weapon as a pencil, but it will do in a pinch. Plus, I never know when I might have the inspiration to write poetry. I have never learned how to type with accuracy.