Sunday, August 21, 2005

As a matter of fact, I can't hear you

I've now joined that class of citizen who are permanently communicado, those who have yet another bulge in the pocket filled with wallets, keys and things often confused with happy greetings. I have a cell phone.

This might have been the last thing from making me a true Vancouverite - that and any rightful claim to residency. I notice that everyone, no matter what age, has the device. I'm apt to think that along with the breath-inducing slap, newborns are also handed a mobile phone when they enter the world. Perhaps it's just as well, I didn't think I was making myself obnoxious enough at movie theatres, well now that's easy.

I'm still reminded of David Fricke's quote about cell phones from the Wilco film:

"The gist of any cell phone conversation is, 'I'll be there in five mintues.' Hang up the damn phone and just be there in five minutes!"

One week till Vancouver!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cell phone? If I call it, will some guy pick up, and then when I ask for you, will he get angry and then tell me to stop calling?

- Cathy