Typical Reaction to the Revelation That I Do Not Own a Cell Phone, By Year

I gave up my cell phone 3 months ago after finding out that virtually every study looking at long term heavy users that has not been funded by the industry shows a correlation between brain tumors and cell phone use.   This was sent to me by a friend- it certainly ‘rings’ true….

*1998: SOLIDARITY: “Yeah, me neither — I hate those things!”

*1999: ENVY: “Lucky you; I had to get one for work.”

*2000: INDIFFERENCE: “Okay, what’s your home phone number then?”

*2001: ENCOURAGEMENT: “You should get one — you can play Tetris on them

*2002: CONFUSION: “I thought you were, like, a tech guy.”

*2003: SYMPATHY: “They’re getting pretty cheap. You’ll be able to afford
one soon.”

*2004: IRRITATION: “So how am I supposed to get a hold of you?”

*2005: DERISION: “If we go out tonight I’ll send you a fax.”

*2006: SKEPTICISM: “Are you serious?”

*2007: AWE: “Wow, you’re like the last one.”

*2008: INCOMPREHENSION: “You don’t … how …?”

*2009: DOUBT: “You mean they might not be good for me in the long run?…”

*2010: PISSED OFF: “What do you mean they aren’t safe? I’ve been using one for years. What am I supposed to do now?”

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2 Responses to Typical Reaction to the Revelation That I Do Not Own a Cell Phone, By Year

  1. marcia says:

    Any more info on being able to get a Smart Meter replaced with the old mechanical kind? PG&E sent a flyer in the mail a few months ago saying Smart Meters were coming to our neighborhood – and included contact to call to opt out. I called and was told that Smart Meters were already installed at our home LAST YEAR. No one told us. No one knocked to let us know. The person who called me back said that he didn’t know about the postal circular either, and that there is no way to opt out or replace with old kind, even with doctor’s prescription. HELP.

    • onthelevelblog says:

      Hi Marcia, People have gotten their ‘smart’ meter removed with a doctor’s note saying there are verifiable health problems with the meters. Complain to the CPUC as well and include your doctors note. DON’T take no for an answer. People have been known to COMPLETELY wrap their meter in aluminum foil (shiny side in) and this blocks the microwaves. If you don’t wrap it completely, the waves can be worse inside the house. This can be considered a reasonable form of civil disobedience as PG&E won’t let anyone opt out.

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