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  • The Other “Woman”

    We used to have a running joke in our family that Chief’s cell was his “girlfriend.”  Sometimes he’s more connected to that piece of equipment than he is to anything else.  It is his lifeline to everyone, most especially work and he works a lot of hours;  however, his cell phone use/addiction can get out of hand at times.  There was a particularly rough patch at work for Chief a few years back–lots of long, long calls and they seemed to roll in one after another.  I finally became fed up with the constant chatter, ringing and beeping that came even when he wasn’t on call and the sundry “emergencies”…