How many of us have been stuck somewhere we would rather not be at the worst of times? I can personally tell you it is not a fun situation. This week’s snow blizzard in the North East crippled cities, along with airports and the transportation we all have become accustomed to. Many were stuck in Airports over night even days as flights were cancelled. Imagine having to lie on the hard airport floor, bored to death not knowing when you might be able to make it back home. Imagine having to watch the same cnn broadcast over and over again while hearing all the complaints various people are talking about. This is where a smart phone comes in handy, now the hectic world is closed off while the world you want becomes reality. Almost all airports have a free charging station so why not put that smart phone to usage in a major way. The beautiful thing about a smart phone is that it sometimes provides a get away from the norm. It’s not a laptop but with all the applications around we are able to treat it like one. For example, many people found out about their cancelled flights by using their smart phones. News does not hide from the customer on the web. Word of mouth travels in such a rapid pace that we tend to receive all of our news on our smart phones before any other outlet. Looking for a hotel near the location you are stranded in? As the new saying goes, there’s an app for that! The beauty of a smart phone is that if you can conceive it, there is probably an application for that. Now there is no excuse to keep up with the news, find a much better alternative to the airport floor and sometimes horrendous food. On a day like the one the blizzard created there were two groups of people. There were the ones bored to death not knowing what to do to kill time. Then there was the group that embraced their smart phones and decided to put it to heavy use. This group was still uncomfortable with their unfortunate situation, but now had the power to do something about it. They were not confined to just the airport, now they had the world at their fingertips. Bills were still paid, work got done, sports were still watched, conversations continued worldwide with the help of a charging station of course. Now instead of hours of twiddling your fingers, you were now able to spend those hours doing things that could free your mind from this ordeal and even become productive. Now you would be able to watch the TV channels of your choosing, search for the news you want and not to mention you get to block all the commotion around you. What is there not to like about smart phones? If only they could transport us to our desired location, now that’s an application to dream about!