Except that I got called-in just six minutes later. Those six little minutes, though, had a HUGE impact on my morning! It was enough that I ended up walking out the door with wet hair, a disgusting lunch that I couldn't even eat, no breakfast, no tea from Starbucks, and NO PHONE!
Does anyone else feel completely naked without access to their cell phone?
I'll admit that I even had a slight moment of panic about how I would get through the day without my phone. I mean... how would I entertain myself at work (my classes watched The Little Rascals today) without access to Facebook and Instagram?
And then I realized I wasn't going to be able to call my boyfriend to tell him because I can't remember his number.
Because it's 2015, and I couldn't even tell you the last time I had to dial his number into any phone. Probably when I added that contact information!
Thankfully, I remembered that I have a (really old and temperamental) iPad in my bag. Hello, Facebook!
But then all through the day, I realized how dependent I've become on my phone because I kept finding myself in need of things I couldn't fix without a phone. And then I would think about what I had to use in the past for such things.
We definitely had to be better planners when we didn't have access to smartphones. Need directions? MapQuest the address and print out the map before you leave! Need the time? Wear a watch our buy a clock (and, for my students, learn to read one)! Want to call your boyfriend? Memorize his number!
Thankfully, I made it through the day unscathed!
But nothing important that I had missed. Not an email, text, or phone call. Nothing. Apparently I'm much more important in my head than in reality.
And now I'm painfully aware that I have an iPhone addiction and probably need some sort of intervention. From all technology, really.
It's a good thing it's finally getting warm because I think I need to spend some time outside!