Miss Manners has expressed some of my recent thoughts on the cellular phone (or PCS for those who are ahead of the curve).

A key paragraph:

“Thanks to the cellular telephone, your friends are now able to reach you wherever they happen to be. But thanks to the little button on your telephone, you can turn yours off and let it take their ‘Thinking of you, oops dropped my deposit slip’ messages.”

So if you get my voice mail, don’t be offended. It’s not because I don’t love you. It’s because I do love you and I want to take the time to have a real conversation with you.