Cell phone: (n) short for cellular phone.
Heaven is reserved for those who are not spooked into proclaiming the party line.
Case in point: there is nothing more handy than a cell phone. If you need to call someone, you don’t need to pull your car over, find a phone booth and hope you have enough change. (Matter of fact, nearly 40% of the population might not even know what a phone booth is.) You also don’t have to wait for people to call you back because they’re not home.
But to ever present the idea that cell phones are preferable in quality and durability to the original home phone is ridiculous.
They actually remind me of the walkie talkies I was given at Christmas when I was twelve. When I was in range, the antenna was pointed just right and the weather was good, my walkie talkies were amazing. Any variance to these conditions created everything from crackling to no service.
Cell phones make it hard to hear, difficult to speak on and unpredictable. Giving them cute names and coming out with the next derivation of the previous inadequate model does not alleviate the problem.
So is it possible to be grateful for the object provided, yet practical on its actual application?
If you’re able to do that, cell phones are magnificent.
If not, you keep hoping that the next number they create will suddenly be reliable.