Monday, August 4, 2014

Time for a Smartphone?

For the record, I am not a fan of smartphones. When I see people obsessively checking their phones every single minute of the day, even right in front of me while we're having a conversation, I want to smack the thing out of their hands. It's a complete joke how much people are in love with their phones, and I think they really need to get a life, or at least a grip on reality. It doesn't matter if it's a teenager or an adult, it's simply ridiculous and stupid. In fact, our optometrist had to fire their receptionist because she couldn't stop checking her phone during work hours, and they warned her repeatedly. How crazy is that?

That said, I do sometimes wonder if it's time to update our phones and join the 21st century. There are times when they would come in handy, and I've even seen people at the farmer's market processing business transactions with them. Like any tool, it can be useful, but is not healthy when it gets out of hand.

I hate to this, but we might also consider getting a phone for the kids. We've resisted up to this point, and A&N have been accepting of our stand (what choice do they have?). There are numerous occasions, however, when it would be helpful for the kids to have a phone so we can keep in touch. Plus, a more sophisticated phone would come in hand when we travel.

I still find them annoying, but again, it's hard to completely resist the pull of technology, especially when the entire world has succumbed. When in Rome, right? The final vote in favor of new phone is that the new ones are slated to come out soon, and once they do, the old ones become obsolete and drop in price. Don't you love consumerism?

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Nokia India for the pic.

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