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Cellphones dial up stress

A cellphone is a terrible thing to lose
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Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell, editor

Bravo for Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools for having lessons to help students with stress when dealing with technology, like with cellphones and stuff.

I know I could use it now, but back when I was in high school or junior high, I would have been a disaster.

Fortunately, they didn’t have cellphones back in the 1970s, calculators that could add were the big thing (in my life, I have been taught how to use a slide rule).

Back in the 70s, I would have received plenty of dislikes from mom and dad for losing my cellphone had they existed.

It’s a major worry for me today.

More than once, I have had to ask office staff to ring my cellphone in an attempt to find it. Thankfully, it rings and I turn it off.

Of course, three hours later, I check my phone, see the office has called and say to myself: “Can’t I get one minute to myself? They didn’t even leave a message those goofs… oh yeah…”

As for likes and dislikes, it would have driven me crazy. No way I would have ever dared to date (that would have eliminated maybe one night out of my busy four-year high school social calendar…).

Even today, I get stressed with likes on The Wheel’s Facebook page.

“How can Remy Greer’s Dawgs win title piece have more likes than my Coin collectors go to Carmangay story? What have I done wrong? What’s wrong with our readers?”

So students, if you feel stressed, put down the cellphone or give me a call... I can’t do anything for you, but it will help me keep track of my phone.




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Bruce Campbell

About the Author: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell is the editor for Okotokstoday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper. He is a graduate of Mount Royal College journalism program, 1991. For story tips contact bcampbell@okotoks.greatwest.ca
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