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** Another alternative in some Amish communities is to have a phone installed in an outbuilding so that it is available when really necessary but not allowed to intrude on the home.

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* Parodied in the [[Website/TheOnion Clickhole story]] [[https://lifestyle.clickhole.com/environmental-disaster-the-oceans-are-now-irreversibly-1825121746 "Environmental Disaster: The Oceans Are Now Irreversibly Polluted With Cell Phones That Businessmen Have Thrown In After Realizing What’s Truly Important Is Family"]].

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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Armageddon'', Rayford Steele has his cell-phone put into the well of the speed brake of the plane he's riding in, so that when Mac [=McCullum=] activates the brake in mid-flight, he could jettison the phone into the ocean. He has this done to prevent the cell-phone from being tracked by the Global Community after receiving a phone call from his daughter Chloe after she's been captured by the GC.


What do you do if your BadBoss decides that you're on call 24/7 whether you like it or not? Well, if this happens after you've discovered What's Really Important[[TradeSnark ™]] (hint: [[AmbitionIsEvil it's never "getting ahead" or "making money"]]), just dispose of your cell phone, preferably by throwing it into the nearest body of water. Never mind that it would be a little easier (and far less expensive) to just ''turn your phone off'', or that you might want to ring your friends or loved ones, or that you might [[CellPhonesAreUseless need to call for help when you find yourself in a horror movie]].

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What do you do if your BadBoss decides that you're on call 24/7 whether you like it or not? Well, if this happens after you've discovered What's Really Important[[TradeSnark ™]] (hint: [[AmbitionIsEvil it's never "getting ahead" or "making money"]]), just dispose of your cell phone, preferably by throwing it into the nearest body of water. Never mind that it would be a little easier (and far less expensive) to just ''turn your phone off'', or that you might want to ring your friends or loved ones, ones at some point in the future, or that you might [[CellPhonesAreUseless need to call for help when if you ever happen to find yourself in a horror movie]].


What do you do if your BadBoss decides that you're on call 24/7 whether you like it or not? Well, if this happens after you've discovered What's Really Important (hint: it's never [[AmbitionIsEvil getting ahead]] or making money), just dispose of your cell phone, preferably by throwing it into the nearest body of water. Never mind that it would be a little easier (and far less expensive) to just ''turn your phone off'', or that you might want to ring your friends or loved ones, or that you might [[CellPhonesAreUseless need to call for help when you find yourself in a horror movie]].

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What do you do if your BadBoss decides that you're on call 24/7 whether you like it or not? Well, if this happens after you've discovered What's Really Important Important[[TradeSnark ™]] (hint: it's never [[AmbitionIsEvil getting ahead]] it's never "getting ahead" or making money), "making money"]]), just dispose of your cell phone, preferably by throwing it into the nearest body of water. Never mind that it would be a little easier (and far less expensive) to just ''turn your phone off'', or that you might want to ring your friends or loved ones, or that you might [[CellPhonesAreUseless need to call for help when you find yourself in a horror movie]].


[[caption-width-right:234:"If you need anything, ''anything'', 24/7, [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/3/21/ you just call my cell]]."]]

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* Used at the end of one of the episodes of the (short-lived) revival of ''FantasyIsland'' from 1997. The man who has realized that neither [[LonelyAtTheTop getting ahead in business]] nor reliving his own childhood is not as important as spending time with his son throws his cellphone into the ocean. Of course, this being Fantasy Island, Mr. Rourke retrieves it from his fish tank (providing a [[SpaceWhaleAesop sensible alternative]] to the usual version of this trope.)

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* Used at the end of one of the episodes of the (short-lived) revival of ''FantasyIsland'' ''Series/FantasyIsland'' from 1997. The man who has realized that neither [[LonelyAtTheTop getting ahead in business]] nor reliving his own childhood is not as important as spending time with his son throws his cellphone into the ocean. Of course, this being Fantasy Island, Mr. Rourke retrieves it from his fish tank (providing a [[SpaceWhaleAesop sensible alternative]] to the usual version of this trope.)


* In an episode of "Lovejoy" an elderly naval veteran (Russell Hunter) deals with an annoying antiques dealer who has been pursuing him and his
friends trying to buy his medals by asking to speak to her buyer, borrowing her cellphone, shouting "Goodbye!" and throwing it into the sea.[[/folder]]

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* In an episode of "Lovejoy" ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', an elderly naval veteran (Russell Hunter) deals with an annoying antiques dealer who has been pursuing him and his
his friends trying to buy his medals by asking to speak to her buyer, borrowing her cellphone, shouting "Goodbye!" and throwing it into the sea.sea.
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* In an episode of "Lovejoy" an elderly naval veteran (Russell Hunter) deals with an annoying antiques dealer who has been pursuing him and his
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* Has happened a few times on ''HomeAndAway''. Romeo threw his into the Pacific, while Roo put her SIM card in a cup of coffee.

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* Has happened a few times on ''HomeAndAway''.''Series/HomeAndAway''. Romeo threw his into the Pacific, while Roo put her SIM card in a cup of coffee.


After once again failing to catch the experiment Gantu from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]] to call. Guess how he responds.

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After * In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', after once again failing to catch the experiment experiment, Gantu from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]] Hämsterviel]] to call. Guess how he responds.



** Ironically, with the advent of cellphones, some Amish communities have reintroduced phone usage (that bit about phones? It [[ExactWords forbids "wires to the outside world"]]). They use car battery rigs to recharge them.

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** Ironically, with the advent of cellphones, cell phones, some Amish communities have reintroduced phone usage (that bit about phones? It [[ExactWords forbids "wires to the outside world"]]). They use car battery rigs to recharge them.


After once again failing to catch the experiment Gantu from ''WesternAnimation/LeloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]] to call. Guess how he responds.

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After once again failing to catch the experiment Gantu from ''WesternAnimation/LeloAndStitchTheSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]] to call. Guess how he responds.


After once again failing to catch the experiment Gantu from ''WesternAnimationLeloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]]. Guess how he responds.

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After once again failing to catch the experiment Gantu from ''WesternAnimationLeloAndStitchTheSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/LeloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]].Hamsterville]] to call. Guess how he responds.

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After once again failing to catch the experiment Gantu from ''WesternAnimationLeloAndStitchTheSeries'' winds up [[MakesSenseInContext enjoying himself at a holodance.]] Only for his [[BadBoss very unhappy boss]] [[BigBad Hamsterville]]. Guess how he responds.


* Also happened in the UK version of ''QueerAsFolk'': Vince had a date and kept nattering on the phone to various people who were bugging him and Cameron grabbed the phone and tossed it into the canal. This is a slightly different angle because it wasn't Vince's work that the phone represented so much as his willingness to let other people use him (so Cameron grabbing the phone was his way of saying "be selfish for once in your life").

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* Also happened in the UK version of ''QueerAsFolk'': ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': Vince had a date and kept nattering on the phone to various people who were bugging him and Cameron grabbed the phone and tossed it into the canal. This is a slightly different angle because it wasn't Vince's work that the phone represented so much as his willingness to let other people use him (so Cameron grabbing the phone was his way of saying "be selfish for once in your life").

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