9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

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I suppose my problem is that I work with a lot of younger people. I lost it with one guy because we are short staffed, a lot of elderly people need their medication, toilet, breakfast by a certain time or it gets messy, so this guy is 'unavailable' which equates to one guy less and then sits with his phone. It's not just him. I've had people walk into me, I've had other dog owners not control their dog when ours is having gassy. I just wish that people could learn a balance between media and living in reality.

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1 hour ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

 

Uhh, you leave your cell phone at home? This has to be one of the weirdest things I have learned about someone.

 

I think his point (or maybe I’m reading too much into it) is that people bring their mobiles out, so why not bring your passports out? Both would be a disaster if they got lost. IMO, losing your passport and  residency card is far worse than losing a mobile phone. 

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7 minutes ago, French bean said:

I suppose my problem is that I work with a lot of younger people. I lost it with one guy because we are short staffed, a lot of elderly people need their medication, toilet, breakfast by a certain time or it gets messy, so this guy is 'unavailable' which equates to one guy less and then sits with his phone. It's not just him. I've had people walk into me, I've had other dog owners not control their dog when ours is having gassy. I just wish that people could learn a balance between media and living in reality.

 

Agreed some people get addicted to using their mobile phones =in kinda the same way people get addicted to smoking cigarettes, which I agree is bad and should be avoided. But I do not have a problem with using a mobile phone to get information on when the next bus will come or use it to get a map or coordinate with other people. Like everything in life too much of anything is probably bad, but using it in a reasonable way only has benefits. I remember skiing in the early 90's, it was a real pain when you lost somebody to meet up again, we had alternative meet up points - Now you just phone them up. Sue they are getting big and heavy, but they have a use case in my book.

 

It always makes me laugh, when I see the U-Bahn doors close, and 3/4 of the train starts using the phone, not me may I add, unless I got a very good reason.

 

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22 minutes ago, yesterday said:

Agreed some people get addicted to using their mobile phones =in kinda the same way people get addicted to smoking cigarettes, which I agree is bad and should be avoided

When I had neither a phone nor a computer I was addicted to books. Reading 24/7. Did I talk to people more because of this? No. 

 

Was I more focused when crossing the road with the book in my hands? No. 

 

But books are not "like drugs" because it is not EVIL TECHNOLOGY. 

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2 hours ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

 

Uhh, you leave your cell phone at home? This has to be one of the weirdest things I have learned about someone.

 Probably because we grew up before mobile phones and what's really strange was that we could communicate, find out stuff, buy things, come up with quick alternatives if plans change. The world still went round and people still lived, probably at a slower pace and who cares if you miss a call / message, if it's important, they'll phone back.

 

You should try it sometime, there's a lot of high profile media savvy people dumping their smart phones.

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If you don't use your mobile phone, why would it be a disaster to lose it?

 

Like others, I can't say that I take my phone with me because I'm afraid of missing messages. In fact I frequently ignore calls and messages, or switch to flight mode.

I mainly use it to listen to audiobooks, podcasts or music. Grew up before mobile phones and remember how incredibly boring it often was!

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58 minutes ago, French bean said:

You should try it sometime, there's a lot of high profile media savvy people dumping their smart phones.

 

Why should we try it?  Some people carry mobile phones for convenience, other people choose not to, it's all fine.  If some high profile media savvy people choose to dump their mobiles, good for them, I like having mine with me and that's my choice. 

 

Maybe you should try using your phone the way we do, you might just like it ;) 

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3 hours ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

 

Uhh, you leave your cell phone at home? This has to be one of the weirdest things I have learned about someone.

 

For many years my job required me to be available on occasions 24/7 (standby and call-out for which I was paid extra) initially this involved staying at home by the telephone, later with pager and ultimately with a mobile phone. The sense of freedom I still feel from not having a communication device on me is wonderful so sometimes I deliberately leave my smart phone at home.:)

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Say I buy a 9 euro ticket in one city, then I can use it all over Germany or do I need to do anything when I arrive in another city?

 

Most cities and towns have their own layout for monthly tickets.

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23 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

Say I buy a 9 euro ticket in one city, then I can use it all over Germany or do I need to do anything when I arrive in another city?

 

Most cities and towns have their own layout for monthly tickets.

 

Works all over Germany.

 

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25 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

Say I buy a 9 euro ticket in one city, then I can use it all over Germany or do I need to do anything when I arrive in another city?

 

Most cities and towns have their own layout for monthly tickets.

 

1. Buy the Ticket

2. Personalize the ticket if you didn't buy it online

3. Use the ticket everywhere in Germany.

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5 hours ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

 

Uhh, you leave your cell phone at home? This has to be one of the weirdest things I have learned about someone.

Thanks for the compliment😀

 

Actually I do have a mobile phone (not smartphone) in my pocket for emergencies (muted), forgot about that.

 

I try not to read on the train, the time is best spent looking out the window.

 

But you might spot me on the U Bahn in Berlin, I am the one nervously checking the network plan, trying to work out where I need to change😃 

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2 hours ago, French bean said:

 Probably because we grew up before mobile phones and what's really strange was that we could communicate, find out stuff, buy things, come up with quick alternatives if plans change. The world still went round and people still lived, probably at a slower pace and who cares if you miss a call / message, if it's important, they'll phone back.

 

You should try it sometime, there's a lot of high profile media savvy people dumping their smart phones.

My 225€ smartphone has a camera, address book, ☎️ directory, GPS, maps, flashlight, timer, stopwatch, alarm, calculator, translator, train/bus ticket holder, … Those high profile people have personnel to wait on their every need.  I don’t.

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2 hours ago, French bean said:

 Probably because we grew up before mobile phones and what's really strange was that we could communicate, find out stuff, buy things, come up with quick alternatives if plans change. The world still went round and people still lived, probably at a slower pace and who cares if you miss a call / message, if it's important, they'll phone back.

 

You should try it sometime, there's a lot of high profile media savvy people dumping their smart phones.

 

 

Sure, but mankind would have never left the caves with that attitude, as he/she could still go out and get food, so why does he/she need an improvements

 

Either way does not matter. 

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1 hour ago, keith2011 said:

The sense of freedom I still feel from not having a communication device on me is wonderful so sometimes I deliberately leave my smart phone at home.:)

 

Sometimes I do too but even if I take it with me, I often set it to silent.

 

1 hour ago, Fietsrad said:

But you might spot me on the U Bahn in Berlin, I am the one nervously checking the network plan, trying to work out where I need to change😃 

 

If you had a smartphone, you can use the DB app to find you the best routes and tell you where you need to change.

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6 minutes ago, LeonG said:

Sometimes I do too but even if I take it with me, I often set it to silent.

 

Since some of you might travel to the Alps or other places with poor or non existent mobile reception: the 112 emergency number works even when you do not have reception. Put your phone on airplane mode, but take it with you so you can call the emergency services (even not for you, for someone else!)

 

The 112 calls use the networks of all operators (near the border also Austrian networks), and these calls have priority over all other calls. 

 

I needed to call it once in 2017. They said to wait 10 minutes if nobody calls back, call again. I did it, and they connected me to the helicopter rescue team: they were trying to call me, but they couldn't reach me. So, we connected with each other via a 112 call. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, French bean said:

You should try it sometime, there's a lot of high profile media savvy people dumping their smart phones.

 

Presumably they don't have idiot husbands who forget the simplest plan - shall we meet outside the Body Shop at 11.30? the failure of which requires a multiple hour search for someone when you are, for example, in the Metro Centre.

 

Mobile phones have transformed my life for the better. Whatsapp is free communication with the kids regardless of where they are, calls allow me to keep tabs on my errant husband in tricky situations as above, it has a calculator and a crappy camera and I can play a simple number game on it in tedious situations. Win/win. 

 

Those high profile media people were probably in constant communication with loads of people and needing to post about their poo every five minutes, along with fetching staged pictures, so I can see why they might find the tool a bind. Me, not so much.

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40 minutes ago, kiplette said:

Presumably they don't have idiot husbands who forget the simplest plan - shall we meet outside the Body Shop at 11.30? the failure of which requires a multiple hour search for someone when you are, for example, in the Metro Centre.

Regarding idiot husbands: a German couple stop their car and ask for directions. I say "I have no idea, let me check Google Maps. I show the route on my phone to the lady and then I see that she is using Google Maps and has exactly the same route planned on her phone.

 

Her husband looks skeptically: "Should this route be trusted?"

 

I said, "Yes, follow it and you will get to the destination".

 

The husband thanks, and drives forward.

 

This is how "I do not need a smartphone" people usually function: they rely on other people using smartphone. It's a bit similar to antivaxxers, isn't it?

 

P.S. I am not against old school paper map and compass, but in Germany only mountaineers seem to use it.

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