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I Don't Own a Cell Phone

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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 Mar 10

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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...
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 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 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...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 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...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    guzele guzele 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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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...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Apr 11, 2008

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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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    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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    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...
    ThatOneAloofGuy ThatOneAloofGuy 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Do You Answer Your Phone In the Bathroom? - I don't own a cell phone and have no desire to get one.  I used to have a cell phone about 10 years ago and although I will admit...
    den2101 den2101 31-35, F Apr 2, 2008

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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...
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2007

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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...
    HowSmashing HowSmashing 16-17, F Jun 24, 2013

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    I never my phone! Like ever....
    Aoinosora Aoinosora 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I work hard and I enjoy my down-time, no need to be reachable by everyone 24/7. Ringer off!
    ShhhShy ShhhShy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    All the time lol i just text afterwards
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I'm a 16 year old girl. My whole life I have been trying to make my parents proud, but I've never been able to socialize properly with kids my age, I was always numb or upset...
    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Can't stand wearing panties and haven't in several years. I certainly don't own any fancy lingerie, just one bra and one thong that only get worn "in case of an emergency!"
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    SUMMARY We were best friends for a while, but then he started traveling a lot. Every other week he was gone and that's when we stopped getting along. Now, he is always going out...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in evolution. The theory sounds intelligent when propounded by leading scientists, but in the end it all falls flat to a laughable extent. Well, where to start...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    We met because I started working at a university in a new city and he was my supervisor. After two weeks there we slept together and I became pregnant with twins. When I told him...
    valkyriebird valkyriebird 36-40 Apr 3

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    Omg my ankle hurts I would walk on it then it will start hurting I hope it doesn't hurt tomorrow I have to work I don't wanna call in n whatever
    lovesmakeup lovesmakeup 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am already in my early twenties and I still get bothered and stressed out that my parents don't like each other. Ever since we were little, though they didn't fight in front of...
    ayumiofaries ayumiofaries 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I don't feel connected. I can speak and act and pretend, but I don't feel it. And I don't know what connected feels like. Not really. I can't keep a relationship. I've lost...
    RichardQ RichardQ 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have mostly moved past my pity party and feeling like a victim, but I still feel I have been treated so unfairly by my ex and he is getting away with it. I am still just...
    Juniper108 Juniper108 31-35, F Mar 17

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    I've got a lot to say, so I guess I'll just start, and finish whenever I finish. None of my memories are special. I don't have memory of anything that was extra special, or...
    JHomesick JHomesick 18-21, M Mar 20

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    what is friendship worth? my so-called friend,best friend she lied. she still is. i found out that she went behind my back . i trusted her with everything. but she was telling...
    secretwriterx secretwriterx 16-17, F Mar 22

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    Not only do I not understand dating, I guess I just don't understand people. Forget dating...Everyone wants to "hang out" at your house or text conversations! I mean really...
    BrandNewOne BrandNewOne 31-35, F Mar 28

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    I know I'm not hideous, nor mentally deficient, nor excruciatingly boring. I know I'm average. But to me, average equates boring. Just because I'm not ugly doesn't mean I'm not...
    shafaz shafaz 16-17 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm in a long distance relationship. I haven't gotten to see my boyfriend in months. He hasn't been able to contact me much. I know I love him but I am scared. He tells me he isn...
    disapney disapney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I never really warmed to the idea of being behind the wheel of a car. My parents still offer to pay for driving lessons and the theory test and for the first time, I felt I should...
    Dominc1 Dominc1 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Okay, I appreciate my mother for cooking for me, washing my clothes etc. But other than being a good housewife and a good cook, I can't think of anything else that's good about her...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Apr 1

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    It feels as though just as soon as I manage to learn to live with a current level of hurt, the hurt becomes deeper. Sharper. And I have to adjust to managing the new level over and...
    Jules2576 Jules2576 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    This was something I thought was a phase, but the more I grow older, the more I realize that I truly would find more peace without being in a marriage. I'm going to turn 23. Today...
    franny21 franny21 22-25, F a week ago

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    IF god existed this is what I would say to him: Sir with all due respect, it's not fair that you created beings with the capacity to get addicted to pleasure and feel pain because...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I've never been "daddy's little girl" and I don't think I ever will. I can never seem to get along with my father in any way at all. I have three sisters, and they don't help that...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I don't know what I want to do, what I can do. I don't know what I'm passionate about. I don't know my capabilities. I don't know what I should be doing for a living. I don't know...
    blackbirdie blackbirdie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm sure when I was little, I loved my mum, dad and sister a lot. But as I've grown up, and especially now that I've got a boyfriend and am getting closer to all my friends, I don...
    Chez98 Chez98 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Maybe I'm just a cocky bastard, but I don't feel like I've ever been in love, and I don't want to be. I read all these experiences about people loving in a sexless relationship...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    simply because I don't want to get disappointed anymore. If I don't get close to you, if I don't get my hopes up...if I don't Care as much, I will be ok. I won't get hurt. I know...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F Mar 17

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    I really don't know. It's been years, to be completely honest. There's something, making me feel something that's close to anxiousnes and sadness, but I don't know what it is. When...
    OskarDR OskarDR 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    After 12 years and several cancers, my mother passed away last week. What I perceived, felt and saw in that time is what brought me to discover what an empath is. I have accepted...
    mrbless mrbless 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I worked as an assistant to a property manager for a larger company. I was given the task of hiring a maintenance man. I did and he seemed like a nice guy. He did have a past...
    fawnbrown1 fawnbrown1 41-45, F Mar 30

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    I hate to stereotype God as some deity who takes pleasure in our suffering or humilation. Or God who claims to love us but does not interfere in the affairs of humans and sits upon...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am not what you would consider a "religious person" I do have a faith in something larger then all of us, commonly known as god. I also believe that with out teaching some kind...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T Apr 2

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    So I have had some stories about how men disrespect women I figure I should state this one. There are some women out there, who use their assets to use good men. They use them for...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    I think this is a weird way to start writing here. Have you ever think about life and how every experience in our life is so strange? Like how people run away for their own...
    aestheticisms aestheticisms 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I don't cry... who said that I do? I honestly don't even when I am feeling very bad, even when I am at my worst.. It is not something I am bragging about .. it is just that my...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I read here in this experience about people who don't want to have children because being a parent isn't for them or it's just how they feel about the matter, which is fine...
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have a distaste for people who say things like "I was hit as a child and I turned out fine" or "Children need to be disciplined". There are so many ways to have discipline...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M a week ago

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    She's consuming me again. It's funny how somebody, who you haven't seen or talked to in months, can have such a profound effect on you. They don’t have to do a single thing and...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 6 days ago