Yeah, my mother is probably not really happy about this. But after yesterday, I finally had enough of that so-called “smart” phone.
You see, Richard and I were in town for some out-of-the-ordinary weekend shopping. We do not do that very often. He got his hair cut first, and I went off for some errands (getting train tickets to see my sister next month etc.). We had agreed to meet later, he was to call me when he was done. I talked to my sister on the phone, fought against the Deutsche Bahn ticket vendor and got some necessary supplies from the drug store.
I checked my phone every few minutes – nothing. After 45 minutes of waiting, I messaged Richard that I would wait at one of our favorite coffee shops.
Guess who came storming into the shop ten minutes later, furious?
Richard had obviously tried to reach me for at least twenty minutes, by message and calling. None of it had gone through. Being in a really bad mood (his ipad had broken just the night before, and he is really attached to it – I’d have thought he’d rather drop our unborn children than that piece of technology), he accused me of having ignored him on purpose.
Of course, being the scorpio woman who I am, I did not spend much time looking for excuses. I don’t take shit from anyone, not even Richard – or make that, especially not from Richard. We had a not very civilized fallout in public (not too loud, but that is the only consolation for me) and settled after maybe 15 minutes of accusing each other of the weirdest things.
The short-time solution was for me to return to a phone that is not as smart as I am – my old trusted Nokia, which I abandoned a bit more than a year ago because it was old and worn, with a scratch on the screen and a battery dying in less than a day. I bought a chargng cable (because I had lost the old one) and highly amused the guy in the shop when I explained, “I need a charger for that funky old silver Nokia phone everybody had about four years ago.” Luckily we had an internet with us to find a picture. ^^
And this afternoon I finally did to the phone what I had promised I would do. Now every gadget will think twice before interfering with our communication. ^^