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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

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    Call Me If You Can

    My cell phone was stolen about five years ago and ever since I didn't bother to replace it. I don't really need it since no one really calls me but if they need to get in contact, it's through my brother's cell phone or the internet. However, my family member have been...
    ThatOneAloofGuy ThatOneAloofGuy 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I don't want to be hooked to everybody else's

    problems, yet I love people. I guess it's the superficiality of it that turns me off. If cell phones were being used for spiritual growth, how awesome it would be!
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Why should I be at the beck

    and call of everyone in the world. When I am away from home I love my peace and quiet.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Nor Does Anyone I Live With..

    I guess it's unusual to not have access to one at my age. But I avoid asking others, so this is the way it is.
    pitapockets pitapockets 13-15 Jun 30, 2011

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    Not For Me...

    Sure I'd love a cell phone but when your fingers don't work there's not much sense having one. But if my fingers don't work how am I typing you're probably wondering. I'm typing with the side of my pinky knuckle.So I won't be entering the world of texting or apps or smart phone...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I Vant to Be Alone......

    I just can't stand the idea of people being able to get ahold of me all the time.  I'm old enough to have gotten through most of my life just fine without a mobile phone.  The very brief period of time when I tried to have such a phone ended with the phone in the...
    guzele guzele 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Why?

    I just can't bring myself to pay so much for something that I really don't want. I can just borrow other peoples' cell phones when I need to. And I don't want people to feel they have the right to contact me at any time, no matter what I'm doing or where I am.
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F Mar 8, 2013

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    THE LOOKS I GET, when I tell someone I don't

    have a cell phone. I have to assure them that I don't after they think I'm kidding. "If you don't want me to have your number, all you have to do is say so" is usually a common response that I have to deal with. LOL people take it personally sometimes I guess. The reason I don't...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    It Feels Good

    i've always hated the feeling of people being able to contact me whenever they feel like it. i had a cellphone for a couple months, but i got disgusted with it and stopped paying for it. i feel like if i want to talk to someone, i'll call them. cell phones are supposed to be a...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Apr 11, 2008

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    I Kinda Want One Though...

    I only have an iPod Touch. not one of the newer cooler ones where you can take pictures or anything even. I don't want to ask for cool technology because of my adopted parents not being my actual parents... and I'm grateful enough for them taking me in... I don't need expensive...
    HowSmashing HowSmashing 18-21, F Jun 24, 2013

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    I Lied --

    My wife bought me one -- in ten years I used it twice when my van broke down to call AAA.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Jul 16, 2009

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    Not Essential

    I don’t have any particular need for a cellphone. Why would I pay for something I wouldn't use very often?
    NoEh NoEh 22-25 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    I Don't Own A Cell Phone

    I don't own a cell phone.  I have a regular phone and get hardly anyone calling me.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Feb 18, 2012

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    No Cell

    So far I haven't needed a cell phone. I'm typically close to a phone either home or work. And in between I enjoy my uninterrupted free time. So I have no plan on getting one.
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2007

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    The phone can be so annoying.I only seem to get calls when I'm driving, eating, watching a good movie or on the toilet.
    MrCleopatra MrCleopatra 51-55, T 2 Responses Jul 9

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    The phone hanging up goes to security ..skumbag... You never win with me ..
    gether5050 gether5050 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    “First day of seventh grade, Hmm hopefully this goes well.” I thought to myself as I went to my first period class. It was my second year at the Academy and I was looking...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Last conversation I had with him and it was barely a conversation was over 2 years ago. I was 18 and hadn't accepted any known contact with him since I was 15. He somehow obtained...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    This has been going on for many years. I'm trying to think of rational explanations but I don't think I can find one. I'm mentally stable but I feel like I'm going crazy. This has...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I could honestly say you've been on my mind Since I woke up today I look at your photograph all the time These memories come back to life And I don't mind I remember when we...
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Well, how do you say it anyways? It's almost appropriate for some people who feel that way. The feeling is impossible to describe, everyone feels different. Some people ask me some...
    Roy186 Roy186 18-21, M 1 Response 28 mins ago

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    I have no way to put it other than.. my mom acts like a crazy person. I recently moved out of our home town to a smaller city for a higher level sports team. I loved the sport and...
    ihaveacrazymom ihaveacrazymom 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    My bf and I have completely hit rock bottom it feels like and I don't know what to do. His name is Steve and we've been dating for about 2.5 years now. We've been living together...
    kikipee kikipee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    To me, it's awkward unless I'm close or comfortable with the person. Otherwise, I have to scramble to think of something to say. Most of the time the people I talk to on the phone...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You cannot tell me that I belong to you, I am not your own personal possession. I don't have a name tag stipulating that I am your personal property...I am not someone who can be...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Im MYLEENE KLASS there are fools here who ask my phone number do they think im mad I aint gonna do it that's why I don't let PERVS speak to me on here it works and keeps the...
    myleeneklass myleeneklass 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm a Christian and I support you all. 2 days ago, I saw to men holding hands, they weren't afraid or ashamed of it, I looked at them and you know what? They looked happy! Many...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 11 Responses Jun 29

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    This is absolutely 100% true. Nothing made up. A little long but I'd love to hear your opinion. I don't speak to my parents anymore. My mom and dad are broke, they did not manage...
    Hallowes27 Hallowes27 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I hate the sound of my voice soooo much especially over the phone. People always say that I talk to low or quiet, but I'm just not a loud person. I really hate when I wanna talk to...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Found these useful tips, hope they can help you too :) The scene: Sunday night, tossing and turning in bed, you can't sleep, you stare at the clock dreading the start of the work...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 9

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    I am MYLEENE KLASS I am not here for PERVERTS and im not here to be chatted up I am an independent 36 year old single mother of two daughters as if you don't like it then RACK OFF...
    myleeneklass myleeneklass 36-40, F Jun 25

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    Well first of all, i love dancing, it's my passion and hell i am what they call the best dancer in school, like someone just would come up to me and say "what are you made of girl...
    heartbreakur heartbreakur 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I don't use them anymore due to personal, past experiences and from hearing crazy stories about online dating. From all of my experiences, I've learned about 90% percent of people...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    It is said that we should love our parents. Mother is uniqe. Only one of her kind. But my mother is a person who hurt me the most in life. Because of her i've been crying the most...
    viktorija99 viktorija99 16-17, F Jul 1

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    so I met this guy online on a chatting site in 2012. He was 17, I was 16. We hit it off really well and he eventually asked me to be his girlfriend. I agreed. The only problem was...
    shay328 shay328 18-21, F Jul 7

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    My weeks always start out great Monday through Thursday Im okay but as we get closure to the weekend I cannot help to worry and get scared. My bruises were just going away from...
    kellieowens kellieowens 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Why would I believe it could work? The same issues apply. The same women are a priority in your life. And that woman is not me. At least the crazy people that were in my life...
    Freebabyy Freebabyy 46-50, F Jul 12

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    This one summer this guy started talking to me and started acting like he wanted to date, In fact he asked me if I would, but then said never mind I have a girlfriend. That's just...
    Punkrockmusiclover423 Punkrockmusiclover423 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Boss calls me and have an attitude because I didn't answer my phone on my day off..... 1.you don't pay me to be on call!!! 2.why do he always ask me my business!!! 3.he *tries* to...
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I've lived in this town for about 9 years now, since right before high school and now I'm 23. In freshman year I met a group of guys I really liked, we have similar interests and I...
    titor5100 titor5100 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    So I found on his phone that he said good night and was teasing a female coworker. Mind you this is the same coworker he erased messages and when he said he was going to work out...
    Ducky3209 Ducky3209 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 1 Response Jun 29

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    Dear you these are my thoughts this very moment, Why is it that other girls are on your mind? Am I not good enough? What'd i do wrong? I am hurt... So basically we've been...
    Sunshinebarbie Sunshinebarbie 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Seriously. I don't want someone to think and speak for me. I'm my own person and I can think and act on my own accord. I don't want someone to tell me what to do. I hate that. No...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Well I could go on and on for days about my work situations, all the jobs I've been at and left. Some that I was fired from, etc. Some days I love making money but dread the people...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F Jun 28

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    It's not a bad feeling it's more of the fact that it was unexpected. My boyfriend owns his own landscaping business and he asked me to help him with some things. apparently I did a...
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Whats the point of doing anything if everything is already predetermined? Lol, I believe we make and shape our own destiny, in our moments of decision we shape our future. For...
    jakey942 jakey942 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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