I have a story that perfectly illustrates why parents should have cell phones.
Last night, about 10 minutes after I left work, my cell phone rings. My mother had been stuck in fully stopped traffic trying to get on to the freeway for the last 10-15 minutes. She describes her situation and says she is trying to decide if I should pick Emee up on my way by that part of town or if I should get dinner first and see if she was out of traffic yet. Meantime, I???m barreling toward town at 65 mph and am about to come to the exit for Emee???s daycare. I tell her that I???ll get her and then Emee and I will go get dinner together. She just needed to get to the next exit, get herself turned around, and get home; we would meet her there.
Ten minutes later, I was at Emee???s daycare, my mom was still inching her way to the next freeway exit, which I think is only a mile from the one she used to get on the freeway. Forty minutes later, after Emee and I had already stopped for food, waited for it to be ready, paid for it, and started??on our way home, my phone rings again. It???s two minutes to 6:00, my mom is just getting home???