Face it, we're in the need it now age. If we can't get it at our fingertips in 10 seconds or less, it's not worth having. That's why, for most of us, our most committed relationship is with a small, rectangular object that we keep on our person at all times for emergencies, pleasure and the occasional conversation.
Yes, whether you have a smart phone, iPhone, Blackberry or an archaic Palm Pilot, right now you have a mobile phone on your person. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone without one. But the bigger question is, could you live without it? Could you put that phone in a drawer in your house and leave it there for an entire week and go without texting or Twitter or even calling people from your car?
A recent study from TeleNav asked these very same questions of some participants and the answers were, well, quite telling of our time:
- 55% of people were willing to go without caffeine rather that lose their cell phone
- 70% said they would give up alcohol if they could keep their phone on their person
- 54% said they would stop exercising in leu of losing there phone (Our followup question would've been, how often do you exercise to begin with!)
and finally, and perhaps most staggering:
- A third of everyone surveyed were willing to give up sex for a one whole week rather than forego their cellphone, 70% of which were women.
Girls, which phones do you have?! The vibrant mode must be AMAZING!!!
What could U do without if it meant you got to keep your phone???
Tags: amazing, iphone, rant, relationship, twitter, women