Thank you for the kind offer, and friendship. I will gladly accept friendship, but my rejection of cell phones is only partly financial. I really detest the things!
The arrogance of people who use them in public places, and thoughtlessly disturb everyone around them with meaningless chatter, are a symptom of a sick (as in "terminally ill") society. When I was working in an electronics store 20+ years ago, I swore an oath on my cats that I would never own one of the pesky things. I did consider getting a very inexpensive "emergency" phone while I was commuting to work, but now that I can no longer drive a car, or own one, I don't need a phone to call the Auto Club.
Our land line may go out once a year, and I can live with that. and,if I stop breathing, I DO NOT WANT to be revived, anyway. I'm wearing a MedicAlert bracelet that advises EMTs NOT to resuscitate me EVER.
That may sound stupid, but I have heard too many stories of people who have had CPR performed on them, and "come back to life" permanently brain damaged. NOT moi!
But many thanks for the offer; that was a kind and very thoughtful thing to do. You just didn't know about my peculiar weirdness regarding cell phones. <3
My friends list got deleted when I left a/n in October, so I'm just re-building.