Definition of a Cell Head:
short for cellular head or empty head
(1) A person obsessed with his cell phone.
(2) A person who lives with his eyes or ear glued to a cell phone
(3) A person with a stronger relationship with his cell phone than with people
(4) A person whose life is dominated by his cell phone
(5) A rude and disrespectful person
If you are guilty of any of the following 10 cell phone behaviors you are a CELL HEAD. Your use of your cell phone is often RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL:
- You are rude and disrespectful if you use your cell phone at the dinner table;
- You are rude and disrespectful if you use your cell phone in a restaurant while dining with others;
- You are rude and disrespectful if you constantly check your cell phone for new messages in the presence of other people;
- You are rude and disrespectful if you use your cell phone to message, text, tweet, or surf the web while visiting in someone’s home;
- You are rude and disrespectful if you use your cell phone in your car to message, text, tweet, or surf the web while stopped at a traffic light and it causes you to hold up traffic when the light turns green because you are not paying attention;
- You are rude and disrespectful if you use your cell phone to message, text, tweet, or surf the web in a movie theater during the movie;
- You are rude and disrespectful – but primarily disgusting – if you use your cell phone in a public restroom while sitting on the pot or standing at the urinal;
- You are rude and disrespectful – as well as obnoxious – if you carry on a cell phone conversation while walking down the street. walking in the mall, or doing your business in a public restroom loud enough for those around you to hear;
- You are rude and disrespectful if you use your cell phone while engaged in a face to face conversation with another person. Few things are more rude or disrespectful than having a conversation with someone and in mid-sentence or story they take out their cell phone to check for messages; and
- You are rude and disrespectful if you cannot turn your cell phone off, leave it in the car, leave it in your purse, or place it on silent when visiting or engaged in a conversation. Instead of being RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL, why not pleasantly surprise everyone and join the conversation? It might surprise you to discover all the endless calls and messages that titillate and inspire your life will be waiting for you after the visit to grandma’s house or the face to face conversation with a friend.
My Advice to Cell Heads:
- People first – Cell phone second!
- If dealing with a major emergency or health issue that you must closely monitor by phone, let people know, put your cell phone on silent/vibrate, and excuse yourself politely to take a message when it buzzes. Other than that, turn your phone off and forget it for a few minutes while visiting in someone’s home or engaged in face to face conversations;
- Always be present for the people you are with by focusing on them rather than someone floating in cyberspace;
- When you enter a public restroom, put your cell phone away while doing your business. When finished with your business, wash your hands before reaching for your cell phone unless you don’t mind nasty toilet microorganisms transferred from your hands to your phone to your face;
- If your cell phone is the first thing you hold in the morning and the last thing you hold at night, you have a problem. GET A LIFE!
People, there is no other way to say it . . . .
IF YOUR CELL PHONE TAKES PRIORITY OVER PEOPLE (especially family and friends), YOU ARE A RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL CELL HEAD!
You have the power to control your cell phone! Of course, if you are a CELL HEAD, the cell phone controls you. IT’S A CHOICE!
If someone must play second-fiddle for your attention, it should be the person on the other end of your cell phone. There is an old adage that says “Love the one you are with!” So, why not start a new one that says, “Be attentive to the one you are with!” Who knows, with a little more personal interaction, we might actually break down some of the barriers, such as HUMAN DISCONNECT, that plaque our world.
©Jack Linton, August 31, 2018