My son just passed me on his way from the kitchen to the shower. He was wrapping his cell phone in a zipper lock freezer bag. Of course, I stopped him to ask what he was doing. It wasn't everyday I witnessed this strange behavior.
"I'm taking a shower." He told me.
This much I could tell...the towel over his shoulder...the water running in the bathroom down the hall. But what did his shower have to do with wrapping his phone in a plastic bag?
"That way, if she texts me I can text her back." He was referring to his girlfriend, but that much I knew. What I did know was...
"Are you taking your phone into the shower?" I asked, shocked.
"No...but if I have to text I'll have wet hands."
I had to applaud his ingenuity...even if it wasn't "genius" as he claimed. It was at least decent forethought. But as I thought about it, I had to wonder...has technology gone too far? Do we really need to be so connected that we can't take a shower without having access to our mobile leash?
I suppose I should ask myself the same question. I take my phone with me everywhere BUT the shower. I do draw the line at the shower door. But maybe I should draw the line at the bathroom door?
I'll work on that...
In the mean time...I will have to contemplate getting one of those zipper bags for the next time I take a nice long bath. After all...I can watch movies on my phone!
Until the next time...I'll be surfing the web on my phone while drifting off to sleep!