I don’t want a mobile – level 3
This is a story about people and their mobile phones.
I’m in a bank where I want to open a bank account. The bank manager is asking me various questions regarding my name, address, age, what I do, and my mobile phone number.
‘I don’t have a mobile phone,’ I reply.
‘I’m sorry? Are you serious? Everybody has a mobile!’
‘No, I don’t. I don’t need it. And I don’t like mobile phones. Do you want to know why? Listen:
A man is going for a hike in the mountains. Unfortunately he falls and breaks his leg. He needs help but he finds out there is no signal in the mountains. So he can’t call for help with his mobile phone.
I’m waiting for my friend at a railway station. When her train comes, she isn’t there. So I’m waiting for a long time but eventually I try to call her mobile phone from a public telephone box. There is no answer. After one hour my friend comes and we look at her mobile phone to find it has no battery.
We are in the restaurant. Somebody is calling my friend’s mobile phone. She answers immediately and she’s talking for ages. I don’t want to wait any longer. I pay and leave the restaurant.
I’m in the cinema. The film is a very good comedy. But next to me there is a woman who has just received a phone call. I can’t hear the film because of this woman, who is talking in a loud voice.
So that’s why I don’t have a mobile phone, I don’t need it and I don’t like mobile phones.’
The bank manager just looks at me and opens my new account without a word.
Written by Hana
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