I can’t imagine leaving my house without my cell phone. Even if I’m taking a quick walk over to the corner store to pick something up, I’ll feel concerned that I may miss a call. Making it halfway to the store, I’ll inevitably turn around to get my phone first. This does not make any logical sense, but it seems that I am not the only one who feels this way.
Scientists have “discovered” a new affliction that they dub nomophobia, which is the fear of being without your mobile phone. I have a feeling that a good number of people suffer from this new type of mental disorder and the scientific types are looking into it pretty seriously. It may or may not be something that you’ll want to see a therapist about, but if you want more information, check out the full article at Daily Mail.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to see if my phone has finished charging yet.