Cell Phones are Hazardous Trash

Leaving a cell phone behind while you’re playing in the dry creek rock bed is not a good idea. Why?

1. Mom will call and no one will answer.

2. Some pervert will use it to find out where you live.

3. The rain will wash it down river.

4. If it rings (or plays some obnoxious tune), the birds and the possums will be confused.

5. Cell phones contain environmental hazards like batteries.

While I was tempted to pick up the phone and call the ICE (in case of emergency) number, if one were listed, I didn’t. I hope that the absent-minded human who left it will return for it. If the phone had appeared to have been there for days, I might have tossed it in the trash.

And I’m always reluctant to disturb some things left behind just in case, it’s part of a crime scene.

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    green blog said,

    I’m just surprised after reading your blog post. I can never imagine why somebody would be so absent minded to even leave cellphone lying around. It’s absolutely nutty.

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    Bellen said,

    I’m going to hazard a guess that the phone was left by accident – fell out of a pocket, etc. If you do find it there after a few days why don’t you donate it? Almost all centers for abused women will take them. In my last Amazon package there was a return envelope addressed to the Cell Phone Recycling Center goes to deployed troops.


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