2) I have a magic device that is plugged into the wall that can be used to call cops, ambulances, etc. No need to lug one around with me.
3)The kid can learn the benefits of patience. And why wasn't it an A?
4) GF needs to get a job. It's not a busy day if you have time to make extraneous calls. Even if she isn't busy, you might be actually getting something accomplished and don't need the interruption.
You think people need instat access to share their lives? What DID we do all those centuries before cellphones?
Unless of course you're 1800 miles away and the reactor has gone into standbye. Or your mother starts having chest pains in the middle of the night. Or your grandson wants to tell you about the B he got on his Science test today. Or the GF just wants to text an ILU in the middle of a busy day.
What is sad is not having anybody to share your life with, regardless of the technology you use.