Why does leaving my house without my cell phone send me into such a sense of panic?
I lived twenty five years of my life without a cell phone. (Yes, I was a very late adopter. I hate talking on the phone, and the very idea that anyone should be able to reach me at any time was alarming.) Nothing horrible happened to me during my pre-cell phone years. Of course, back then you could find a pay phone if you really needed to reach someone. Also, back then I actually knew all of my friend's and family's phone numbers. Now the only phone numbers I know by heart are my mom's home phone and my office phone number. I don't even know what my own home phone number is, but it is written down on a Post-It somewhere in my house.
Anyway, today I accidentally left my cell phone at home, and despite that I am sitting right next to a phone in my office, it's kind of making me nervous. Anyone who desperately needed to reach me could and would call my office if I didn't respond on my cell phone. Still, this is making me very uncomfortable. Let's hope I can make it home without any mishaps.