Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 5 Aug 1996 to 6 Aug 1996
Paul D. Hillebrand (paulh@EOS.EOS.NET)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 09:23:00 -0700
In previous posts, two items caught my critical eye.
One story related how when loading kids at a Cub day camp, she was
agrivated when a dad on a cell phone did not promptly unlock the car
door to let his son in because he was on the phone and needed quiet.
She was relieved that the sons rudeness got the dads attention and she
got on with loading kids.
The other sad story was a leader professing that he'll never have a
cell phone because some lady hit his car while talking on hers and
reaching for her pager.
In response, I must say... YEA I HAVE A CELL PHONE.. As a salesman it h
has helped me close deals faster than otherwise. I LOVE mine and will
never do without it. In my 5 years with one I have called 911 twice.
Once when a church member had a mild stroke after services (perhaps my
call was two minutes faster) and once at a auto accident during rush
(who knows what was saved).
Sure the father should have handled the phone call differently (put the
caller on hold or got out of the pickup line) and failure to pay
attention behind the wheel did not start with the cell phones. What
if the deal he closed on the phone was arranging a sizeable donation to
Friends of Scouting or to the day camp fund for next year? What if she
was reaching for a wiper switch, would he never buy a car with windshield
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City