I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind! ~Author Unknown
How quickly we have all become dependent on the trappings of modern day living. Particularly our mobile phones that we take with us everywhere.
I can still remember the original mobile phone I had. It was as large as a brick and had its own carry case that I slung over my shoulder. I wish I had a photo of that one. We also both had car-phones – tres chic and frightfully avant-garde.
On Friday I dropped my latest phone into a deep puddle of water as I was getting out of the car. It didn’t seem to do it much harm. I dried it and it appeared to work just fine. However, on Saturday afternoon when driving it gave a strange popping noise and died. I don’t really know how well it was working up until then because several people told me they called me during the time I thought it was still working.
Anyway, the upshot is that even though this phone is only 9 months old, if it gets wet it isn’t covered under warranty. So off to buy a replacement.
I have shied away from these smart phones saying I only needed mine to make and receive calls and texts to and from grandsons, to use as a phone book and very occasionally to take photos.
Several hours later the deed is done and I am back home. In a couple of days I shall be the proud possessor of a new iphone with all the bells and whistles, most of which I will probably never use. Oh how we are all seduced by modern technology.
And from a particular favourite of my children when they were growing up:
“Two old chairs, and half a candle,
One old jug without a handle
These were all his worldly goods
In the middle of the woods,
These were all the worldly goods
Of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò,
Of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.”
From Edward Lear‘s
‘The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bongy-Bo.
- Paradise, Phones and Phrustration (growingyoungereachday.wordpress.com)