Working Chicago Piano Player
Or at least I thought so until I went without my phone for a few days.
I was working on the cruise ship gig. It was back in 2016. I didn’t think I was going to be able to last out there without it. There was little to no wifi available. The ship wifi was unreliable. The wifi in foreign ports was useless unless you went to a Burger King. (BTW The Burger King both in Jamaica & in St. Thomas had horrendous wifi.)
The thought of being unable to return calls and book my next gig was next to impossible to fathom. But I forged ahead.
I found that in a very short amount of time I was able to function just fine. Of course, it helped that I got a better data package. I also made sure I had more than one choice available.
For example, if the ship wifi was out, I could text or send a Facebook Messenger text. But this was back in 2016. So much has changed in that short amount of time.
I’ve noticed through our online marketing that more than 75% of our leads come through mobile. The uptick in videos is skyrocketing. The planned imbalance between land lines and cell phones is practically complete.
Cruise Ship Entertainer
If I hadn’t been on the cruise ship for those 2+ years, I don’t know how I would be able to function without my phone. Seriously. It’s one of those things right now. I’ve been back on land since March of 2018. It is now Winter of 2019. I have my blue tooth in my ear all day long. I need to keep charging my phone up every chance I get.
My kids are constantly on the phone. Telling “stories” on their pages and anxiously searching out likes for their pictures. I hate using my phone for that. But I don’t think my adult children are about to change their habits. Their phones are rarely used to actually ‘tele’-phone me anymore. Its usually some sort of group text designed to set up a time for meeting.
So next time you want to call me up and book a gig, I will probably answer right away. Quicker if you’re texting. It’s the way things are these days.
Nomophobia. The future of our lives – exaggerated.