In this mobile society, everyone has some small electronic device vying for their attention: cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs, MP3 players, and all the combinations they can create. Without doubt, these gadgets have made our lives somewhat easier, or at least more connected. But, there is a whole new list of stressors in today's world that didn't stress out our parents a few decades ago. And if there's one thing we don't need, it's more stress. Fortunately, modern technology has provided a relief for some of these stressors as well, so we can get on with our increasingly hectic life without worrying about these little aggravators:
How many times have you received a call on your cell phone or Blackberry with no idea who the caller is. The Caller ID just says the number and you don't recognize it. Now, some people are comfortable just picking up the phone and hoping for the best. Others have no problem calling back the number after they realize no voicemail was left, and saying something like, “Hi, you called?” But, for the rest of us, this could be an unnecessary stress. Who is this person calling? What do they want? And do I really want to know? Fortunately, we can go right to the Internet and use one of the dozens of sites that provide the service known as Reverse Cell Phone Lookup to determine who is calling, and some other interesting information about them. Now we can either ignore the mystery caller completely, or call them back with confidence.
Have you ever written down a number on a crumpled slip of paper or a napkin and stuffed it in your pocket, only to find later on that you have no idea whose number it is? How frustrating that can be! Maybe it was that hot girl at the bar who let you buy her a drink but had to leave early. Or, maybe it was the guy who looked at the crack in your windshield and told you to call him back after he had a chance to call the manufacturer and figure out how much a replacement would cost.
Now, you're going to have to handle those calls differently. It sure would be nice to be able to know before you dial who's going to be on the other end. Once again, a reverse cell phone search will remove this stress from your life. Simply plug the number in and know in an instant who you're going to be calling using that number. It's encouraging to know that, even though we won't be able to live without these electronic gadgets any time soon, we can live without some of the stress they have created.