Day 2 – Luckily I stayed home most of the day, but made a quick run to my parents’ house just blocks away. On the way home the phone rang in my purse. I instantly started to grab it, but quickly dropped it realizing I had forgotten my commitment. Not such a difficult day because I was not in my element.
Day 3 – Imagine what you’d see if you weren’t on the phone while driving. The BC Clark’s sign with a great purple ring I need for Valentine’s Day. I have never noticed so many people NOT talking on their phones! One man was actually eating an apple while driving. Leaving downtown I had 3 calls within 3 minutes. I felt my heart pounding, it must be important because they all came together…an emergency? I made myself continue to drive until I reached the Friday newspaper. No emergencies, none of the calls were the same people. I spent a lot of time with my car running in a parking space while I read emails and returned calls, but I survived. I realized too how nice it is to call people on a land line, no one is “cell yelling” or no dumped calls. I am liking this “slow down for civility”, at least for today. Thank you Cliff, for the challenge.Best regards,