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Trauma Oct 19

I am suffering the withdrawal symptoms already. Crisis is perhaps too big a word to use, but it’s pretty bad.

As I was leaving work today, I omitted to pick my mobile phone up off my desk. Result: one-and-a-half hours until I got home with no email, no ability to read or write blog posts, check train times or catch up on the news. And, obviously, no way of receiving phone calls or sending text messages.

Back home now I can at least make calls from the landline or Skype (although I only know a handful of numbers – the rest are in the Contacts section of, yes, my mobile). What would I do without modern technology?

My Nokia and I will be reunited in 14 hours. At least I have a new DVD from and BBC Two’s Thursday night comedy to take my mind off things.

In other news, I’ve written a piece for Liberal Democrat Voice analysing from a LibDem perspective Unlock Deomcracy’s new report on local politics.

6 Responses

  1. 1
    Rob F 

    This is most odd. I have also left my moblie at work today. Though I have no landline, only access to wifi…. eep

  2. 2

    I’ll be sure not to text you in that case.

    My landline is only really used for broadband and the occasional takeaway.

  3. 3

    Does that mean you didn’t get my text??

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  5. 5

    Presuming your mobile phone is still on your desk, of course, and not been nabbed by a cleaner. Horror story, a ‘oncall’ mobile at an old co I worked at was usually redirected to folks mobiles, and left in drawers. So folk on call just had their normal phone.

    When a £huge phone bill arrived, questions were asked, and the phone was searched out. It had been nabbed by a cleaner, and abused in a back-room call-abroad-for-not-much location before it was cut off.

    Moral? Ensure you have an upper limit set on the phone (esp. useful for contract folk). Oh, and don’t leave your phone on your desk 😉

  6. 6

    An upper limit is a good idea. I actually borrowed a colleague’s phone to ring the office to get another colleague to check I really had left it there and pop it in my desk.