Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Upped My Game!



Okayyyyy, Sunday, My wife and I joined the 21st Century.....Yup, we upped our phone game...I got tired of this young girl who works in my building ,laughing at me because I was pulling out my flip phone to make calls.  She would look at me and giggle everytime I pulled it out...

That phone pictured above isn't exactly what my wife and I had, but it was close to it. I purchased it about three years ago and I actually thought it was pretty cool...I felt pretty cool pulling it out, flipping it open and making a call.Kind of felt like James Bond. It was only three years old and in just that short of time, it had become obsolete...The girl in my building said to me..."Mr. Keith, when you gonna up your phone game man?"  See, That right there is proof that I'm officially old....When people I work with start referring to me as Mister.   I am old enough to be her father...This girl in particular is a few years younger than my daughter...

So, after much hemming and hawwing and gnashing of the teeth...My wife and I enjoyed a delicious post anniversary brunch Sunday afternoon and then promptly walked across the street from the IHOP to our wireless provider....Wireless provider....Wasn't that long ago that it was Ma Bell and it was the phone store.
Was the 1980's and 1990's THAT long ago...I mean, for real???

Anyway....Long story short...We got some of the best customer service I've seen since I went to the car dealership and informed them that I was paying for my car lock stock and barrel in cash...That's a time , when I don't mind being called "Mister"   ("They CALLL ME MISTER TIBBS!" One of my favorite movie lines from back in the day.)


My wife and I wound up buying his and hers HTC-Androids , exactly like the one pictured above...We can go on Facebook, Twitter and Blogger....I'm writing this blogpost on it.(I'm kidding, no I'm not, but I could if I wanted to or had the patience, which I don't.) It even has You tube and Google...I get the time and the weather and of course I can download music and take photos and send photos....I can even Skype..

My wife and I are still learning the basics though and I'm sure we'll have it mastered in a few days...much to our daughter's amusement... I can remember when I was the hip one who was introducing new things to my amazed family, like the CD player, The DVD player, The Ipod....Okay, I talked about the last one, I didn't actually purchase it...Now I've appeared to have fallen off.

Today in the elevator, I showed off my new Android...I casually pulled it out and went to my Facebook page while we were going up....That smart alec girl got on and saw it and you should have seen how her eyes just lit up....

"Mr. Keith, you upped your phone game...You got a droid....alright!!!!!" she said..

I proudly smiled and showed it off....Sad thing....I know that in two or three years , this will be obsolete and I'm wondering will I accept an upgrade? Will I still want to learn a new thing?  Will I care?? Stay tuned.....You know, The Temptations had a song out called , "Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down"...It might be good for me to give that a listen.

6 comments:

Jazzy said...

Good For You Fam!

Angie B. said...

Bout time! LOL!

Arlene said...

Hey, throw a rope back for me!! I'm glad you made the journey forward. A few years ago, my granddaughter asked me if I was saving my old phones for a museum. (I have landlines in the house so the phones are connected by wiring. They're also not cordless.) She told me I should pack them away carefully so the Natural History Museum workers will find them. To her, they must look like dinosaur bones!!

SLC said...

Great move. I have one of the original HTC droids that looks like the one in the picture. I even downloaded the blogger app, but didn't use it much. Playing with a droid (Kindle App, Nook App) can easily eat up a bunch of time.
SLC

The F$%K it List said...

Welcome to the 21st century! That flip phone is just terrible Keith.

The Brown Blogger said...

Heh...

Welcome, sir.




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