August 5, 2009

I'm now a techie


About a week ago...
I upgraded my cell phone for one of them new Apple phones. Before I upgraded, I rarely ever used my cell phone. The phone was really old and would take about 3 minutes to warm up and 2 minutes to connect to a phone number I would dial. It didn't take pictures, and on occasion would get so hot I couldn't put it next to my ear. Plus, I'm really not a phone person; and who would be with a phone like that? Anyways, it was my emergency phone... because it only make sense to have a phone like that for emergency situations.
As you can imagine, I was very excited to get one of these high tech phones, mainly because I would have Internet/email access. This is actually the real reason for the upgrade. When it came time to make the purchase, we (my husband and I) did so and then the sales guy asked "I need your old phone so I can transfer your contacts." "Contacts" I replied? My husband said "Oh she doesn't have any contacts." The man was in shock. Seeing his response my husband said "She's not really a techie." Let me break here from the story and explain why I didn't have any contacts. 1) I memorize people's phone numbers. 2) I don't think my phone even had that feature. And 3).... OK! I'm not a techie!
Initially, the sales guy didn't believe me. He made me repeat "I really don't have any contacts." I then went on to tell him that not only do I not have contacts, but I had never text messaged before; I've never taken a picture with a cell phone; AND I'm not on Facebook. He looked at me like "Who are you and what planet are you from?"

A week later...
I now text message all the time.
I've taken plenty of pics with my new phone.
And, I have contacts.

I'm still not on Facebook =)

Jamie

10 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Don't worry.... I'm on Facebook and trust me, it's just a time eater... Eats up ALL of my daylight and moonlight hours.. DON'T DO IT!

But, thanks for buying the phone... I love it when our Apple stock goes up.
*grins

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Sandy Shirley said...

Jamie - welcome to the modern world! Way to jump in with both feet! In my opinion, Facebook is not all that. Enjoy the new phone.

Jeannine said...

I love mine. I use the notes to keep my grocery lists, or sewing notions lists. I have an app that helps me keep control of my daily spending. I have an app that I use as a flashlight, and one that counts calories, one that calculates my restaurant tip, and one that I play Sudoku with. Its a dream machine. I even use it as my alarm clock, and it plays white noise all night. The gentle trickling sound of my apple. My husband thinks I am crazy. I say ENJOY!

jacqueline said...

That is one cool item and im loving it! Have a lot of fun with it. :) Hope your having a wonderful week and a merry happy day! Love to you!

Pretty Ditty said...

Jeannine - You are a true techie! I had no idea the phone could do all of that. I hope to be like you in about 2 weeks =)

Blue Ridge - You're welcome ;)

Heather said...

I'm with you on no Facebook and I'm so slow at texting it's sad! Love your blog!

Lali said...

Your post shure did make me smile; first,obviously becouse it's funny... second, becouse I'm happy that people like you are still do exist...third, becouse first you turned in to a pin brooch person, now a techie and it makes me wonder what the next big change will be :-D...Love your blog!

Lali said...

P.S. I'm also no Facebook person ;-)

Cathy said...

Oh gosh you crack me up!!! Hilarious! Glad you like your new phone!!!!

lucky knitter said...

Now, I want one...it sounds like so much fun!