We have made the decision to acquire a smart phone. This isn’t something we did lightly. We have been talking about it for four years but we weren’t (and still aren’t completely) convinced we would use it enough for the monthly cost. Of course my mother said that about my first bra but that’s another story.
Currently we have an old flip phone. Every year we buy 1000 minutes and at the end of the year there are 950 minutes left. Not big talkers here.
The attraction is texting. After a long career in human resources I much prefer to write than talk. Yes, talking is better. You can spot lies and deceptions easier but after retirement most of those surround how wonderful I look. Quite frankly, I don’t mind those.
I canvassed friends. Of course, I had to put up with abuse.
“A flip phone? I thought those went out with the horse and buggy?” (But it’s a red one. Doesn’t that bring extra points?)
“You don’t answer the phone when you’re on the john? How can anyone get in touch with you?” (I am not always on the john…well maybe…)
“OMG! You know not keeping up with technology is the beginning of the decent into old age and senility.” (Senility? Really? Hey, who are you anyway?)
Finally, I understand the service plans enough to be able to pick something cheap that will work for us. Now I need to buy a phone.
Yikes! The last time I bought a phone it was so overwhelming (and this was the flip phone) that I just said to the clerk, “I want the red one.” No questions asked. I didn’t care what it did besides being a phone. It was a gorgeous shade of red.
Today’s phones offer 3G or 4G or 4G LTE (is that diet 4G?). I know it’s about the speed but how exactly does it relate to me?
I have decided to not get overwhelmed by it all. I will search for a nice color (and there aren’t too many colors out there) in a modest price range and go for it.
After all isn’t the first one you choose really just an experiment? I wonder if that includes husbands.
Clipart courtesy of someone who posted it on Google. There was no credit but I promised not to make money on it.