A Day Without A Cell Phone

Interesting observation. I am wondering if I could do this. I love this comments that he felt like he was Neo from the Matrix. Outside the system looking in.

So off I went into the streets of New York City sans a cell phone. At first, I felt liberated, like Neo in “The Matrix” when he took the red pill and could finally see the “real world.”

Instead of texting or checking my e-mail, I began to actually look at the people I was sharing the streets with. It truly resembled a movie set filled with extras from all walks of life. A beautiful woman walked quickly past me while fixing her make up. Asian tourists were busy snapping photos. A businessman looked busy talking on his phone. A group of Hasidic men were kibitzing while an Arab man sold falafel from a cart.

Dean Obeidallah
Dean Obeidallah

Don’t get me wrong I am not going to pull a Paul Miller and go offline. I think for someone as connected as me though this would be a good challenge and even a refreshing time away. Instead of a vacation… a tech-cation. I need to trademark that.

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