And the Cell Phone Shall Inherit the Earth

The world is on the phone.

It actually has a sci-fi-feeling to it, like those awful Godzilla movies you watched as a kid.

What bothers me most, are the unconscious conversations one must endure daily, no matter where you happen to be.

Even kids are on the phone.  Teenagers Tweeting and texting when, call me crazy, they could be reading.

Babies in strollers, rather than rattles or teething rings, get to play with mom’s phone, providing she’s not on it.

How bout the nanny tucked in a corner blabbing in her native language oblivious to her charge who’s now chewing his sock.

“Excuse me,” I say, learning you can’t come out swinging.  You need to be gentle, like your dealing with a mental patient who’s just escaped from the ward.

“The baby, who’s so cute and smart…smile smile…got his sock off, and seems to be snacking on it…smile smile.”

She looks at me like I have three heads, tells whoever it is, un minuto, takes the sock away, then continues her chat.

Hey, mamacita, I could have done that, and let’s not forget, her voice sounds like jackhammering, just with an accent.

Trying not to scream and holler as your space is invaded, has become an art.

I thought, if I ever see the mother of this child, I’m going to bust the nanny, but then realized, what good would that do, since she’ll probably be on the phone. 



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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21 Responses to And the Cell Phone Shall Inherit the Earth

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    I agree, Susannah, it drives me nuts. One of my children recently mentioned that she called so-and-so regarding a business matter and never heard back. I asked if she really mean ‘called’ and she looked at me like I was nuts, while confirming that she texted. It seems that talking is so passe.
    And when actual calls are made, so often it’s done in a loud intrusive manner.

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    • I realize it’s futile to complain about, or even write about since, it’s the new world we live in. I yearn for peace and quiet and the overall respect of others in your midst.

      But no one cares. It’s so mystifying in its truth. sigh


  2. micklively says:

    Maybe we’ll cease to be independent organisms but morph into one cyber-supercomputer-robot-thing, matrix-like: just a big library of ears and ‘phones, permanently fused together. You should make a film. You could star as the heroin who saves the human race.

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  3. I have a good friend who talks extra loudly on cell phones as if the sound mechanism doesn’t work. I can’t stand to be in a confined space when she’s on the phone because…well…ear drums and all that. I also had lunch with her once and her subordinates called her twice. I told her she must be a lousy manager if her people could survive and hour without her. I think I hurt her feelings. Maybe constant contact makes people feel loved and busy. It makes me nuts. I don’t give out my cell number. Only a very few people have it.

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  4. I’m so thankful to live in the country. Cell phones would drive me crazy in town. I’m glad you wrote about it so that I could renew my thanks for peace and quiet. I hope a blanket of peace will descend on you when you really need it.

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  5. My new peeve is witnessing a parent turn over the phone to entertain the fetus in the stroller or shopping cart. It’s awful!!!!! No words. No eye contact. No LOVE. You have to look like a screen to get any attention these days.

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  6. You know it doesn’t end there. I have seen babies playing with an “old” phone while Mom is on her “new” phone. And, I have seen couples at tables, each texting or searching or playing on their own phones….sigh…as long as they aren’t doing it while driving…I suppose. I have a rather dumb phone…I love my fire tablet, but it’s difficult to do much else while on it, except eat.

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