It was pointed out to me recently that the citizens of the U.S. are just about the only people on the planet that carry their cell phones in holsters. After a moment’s reflection I realized this was pretty accurate: in all my travels through Scandinavia, and Western and Eastern Europe over the last couple of years, I don’t think I saw a single cell phone carried anywhere other than in a pocket or purse. I’d like to think this American idiosyncrasy is a throw-back to the days of the Wild West, where a man would make it with a little grit and a gun in his holster. Everyone I’ve spoken to, though, suggests it’s a status symbol: “Look at the phone I’ve got!”
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