Do you remember life before cell phones? Yes, we did survive without them . . way back in the dark ages! Know what? I remember staying at my grandparents’ during the summers without even a land line! It’s funny to even think about it because we lived 2 hours from them and we’d just drive up there on weekends. They didn’t know we were coming sometimes. Imagine driving 2 hours to see someone now without them knowing ahead of time that you’re coming! For goodness sakes . . don’t do it to me. I need at least a 48 hour notice so I can clean!
Early last week Chad’s cell phone stopped working. You’d have thought his life was over! He took it down to AT&T and they said it had water damage. There’s a little button inside that turns red when the inside of the phone gets wet. Not covered by warranty and he isn’t eligible for a new discounted phone until March, 09. But . . your mom is eligible in in September, 08. Maybe she’ll let you get the new phone! I don’t think so! I always take the freebie or the phone they’re offering for almost nothing. Chad, on the other hand, has to have a fancy smancy phone that usually runs over $300. It’s not that I want a new phone in September but I don’t want him spending $300 on one.
But wait . . water damage? How could that have happened?? He just couldn’t figure that one out! Knowing Chad, the phone is in his pocket when he’s on the jet ski. It’s always in his pocket (or attached to his ear!) and that includes fishing, camping in the tent, hiking . . . whatever he’s doing!
I had my ancient cell phone (the one before I got the one I have now that he thinks is ancient) and he put his SIM card in there and used it for a few days but that was just torture. It’s so big and texting is so hard! So, Friday, July 4, he ordered a new one off ebay. It’s just like the one with water damage and it arrived today so he’s one happy young man! And, I’m happy because I don’t have to hear the complaining about how miserable life is without a decent cell phone!