by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
I did it. I finally got a smart phone.
I only bought the cell phone for emergency purposes. Like if I got lost and needed to call Mr. L (the cartographer) to help me get found. Usually I just used it to call home from the grocery store when I'd forgotten to bring my list.
A LOT of people kept telling me I needed a smart phone, but did I really? I mean, I was perfectly happy with my little Tracfone. I paid $100 a year for minutes, with no contract. (I currently have about a bazillion minutes because I rarely use the phone and I don't text.)
But now I needed a new phone. I intended to get something similar to what I had, but when I saw that a smart version was only $5 more, I decided -- what the heck!
About the only other thing I want to do is take pictures. (Although Mr. L couldn't find how to download them. He'll just have to work harder at that.)
I did manage to log into Facebook once, but the screen is so small it's really hard to tap in a URL, so I can't see me doing that too often. And you will NEVER see me in a restaurant checking my phone and texting anyone. When I go out, I want to enjoy the company of my companion (usually Mr. L) and have pleasant conversations. I often wonder why people bother going out if all they do is check out their phones while totally ignoring the people ther're with. I guess that makes me an anachronism, but ... so be it.
So while I have stepped into the 21st Century, I haven't stepped very far.
How often do you check your phone? (Mine's currently turned off.)