Thursday, August 12, 2010

The jig is up.

I got a phone call from our cell phone provider. Our contract is up and we are up for phone upgrades (sugar coating the fact that they want us to get a different contract).

So the lady on the other end of the line asks me what kind of phone I want. I ask what is available. She asks if I wanted a smart phone.

My response, "Well, I need it to send and receive calls, so if that makes it smart, then yes, I want a smart phone". I'm not joking.

I was talking to her like she was an idiot.

Little did I know that I was in, fact, the idiot.

She politely informs me that smart phones are the Blackberry, Iphone etc etc.

OHHHHHHH. I see! I have apparently been living under a rock because I had NO CLUE they were called smart phones.

I apologized, and said that I did not want a smart phone, thank you.

Those phones totally intimidate me. They make me nervous, all their glitz and glamour. I feel like they are laughing at me. I prefer not to own phone that is smarter than me. It just isn't good for my self esteem.

Technology and I have been having a hard time as of late.

My computer is Windows 7, which is not compatible with many of the programs from my old computer. I have been endlessly downloading update after update to get everything working the way it should. It is making me cranky.

The other night I looked for the update for HP Image Zone. My favourite photo editing software. The ONLY photo editing software that I can use well. HP hasn't released it yet. A phone call to HP the next day informed me that they would most likely NOT be releasing one.

So I'm done with Windows 7. I even called a tech place today to see if they would uninstall it and put XP in. They asked why I would want to do that?

I told them we, my computer and I, are no longer compatible.

I think I heard laughter in the background, but I can't be sure.

They gave me a list of all the reasons why I shouldn't, and another list of photo editing software that I would LOVE.

I have my doubts.

So for the time being, my poor dinosaur computer has been pulled from its shelf and I'm attempting to breathe new life into it by taking everything out. Except Image Zone.

Back to my phone dilemma. I want to make it clear how technologically behind I am. I JUST started texting. Well, I texted before, but at a snails pace. Now I can get a message out in under 5 minutes. For me, that's good. Trust me, it took me a long time to get here, especially with that T9 thing.

I told the lady I really just want a phone that when it rings, I can adjust the volume loud enough that I can hear it in my purse.

She said they had two options I can choose from.


Let's hope one of them isn't too smart.

We'll get along just fine then :)


  1. What a cute post. I love it! You don't need to be so afraid of smart phones. I have a blackberry, and I love it. I like it for the email and everything else. As for the image software, I don't know what to tell you there. I've never found one that I like. :(

  2. Thanks Marcia! Peter and I are the only people we know that don't have smart phones. I think it is time we took the plunge, lol. Yeah, I'm not impressed with the image software at all. I don't understand why they can't just make the upgrade :(

  3. Brandon has had one for awhile or should I say a few versions now. He has almost insisted that I would want one and I've now tried two different versions and I just want a stupid phone that I can talk and text on haha. We returned the one he thought I would love and got a basic

  4. Just for the record I don't have a smart phone either. I don't see needing one until I get my business up and running. Hubby is a technology freak...I prefer the nice quiet of a rocking chair and a book.