Just as I suspected the flip phone is making a comeback! You would know how hysterical this is if you knew how my now grown children shrink in public when I answer mine. Yes I know hard to believe in this day and age someone still carries a flip phone, but if you knew this blogger you would know that it’s pretty characteristic of my style. I will even admit to you that I still text the original way, since my phone has no keyboard. I’m actually pretty skilled at this push a letter to find the one you want action.
I’m just one of those people who marches to the beat of a different drum. I understand all of the wonderful advantages that new technology provides I just prefer a more uncomplicated life. To help you understand a little more clearly. I did not get cable television until the late 90’s. Something my children still bring up with extreme sarcasm (I might add skills I know they developed due to a lack of time spent channel surfing) whenever they reminisce about their rather unconventional upbringing. Even now I have basic cable which I am seriously considering dumping. Ninety-nine channels and I swear I only watch four of them.
I’m not even really sure of when my distaste for too much technology began. I think it started with the answering machine. It seemed like a great way to avoid answering the phone until I found myself standing there one afternoon for a half an hour listening to message after message. I realized at that point that these people had trapped me anyway, and were expecting me to spend the next hour or two calling them back. I then ripped that phone with it’s mini-tape recorder from the wall, and threw it out into the back yard. You should also know that I don’t have caller I.D. either, so if you call me I am not screening your call. I am just busy doing other things and don’t feel like stopping to answer the phone.
I’m one of those people who can never fit everything I want to accomplish into a day as it is, so anything I find to be too much of a time suck I just simply reject dealing with it, much to the dismay of my family and friends. I see I’m getting a little off point here so to redirect, I rarely carry a purse. I grab my debit card, driver’s license, my beloved flip phone (this one is more “techy” it takes pictures unlike the previous one), and I take off for my day. Well if my kids are with me, and they see me answer my flip phone they either pretend like they don’t know me, or they snicker out loud. Neither of which affects my wise decision to embrace my flip phone.
Then yesterday as I was running around organizing for the hellish construction now taking place in our home, I heard on the news (one of the four channels I actually watch) that the flip phone was making a comeback in Hollywood. I stop what I’m doing pull out my flip phone, and immediately start pecking out a text to my kids letting them know their shame is finally over. Their mother is actually a trend setter! 😉