“Oh no!” I forgot my phone.
Lynne and I are driving to Shippensburg for a presentation.
“I can’t believe it. I must have left my phone on the kitchen table. Please call Ralph and ask him to tell Joe that I’m without my phone in case he tries to call me.”
Don’t you hate it when you are without your phone? How did we manage without cell phones? Remember the l-o-n-g phone cords (usually in the kitchen) that let your move around and do chores while chatting? Remember when portable phones came with an antenna you had to lift up to connect? Remember “car phones” that came in a bag? Seems like a lifetime ago. Yet, when I catch an old Seinfeld (series ended 1999, I think), I see all these old technologies.
I’m in the market for a new phone, but I hesitate to buy one. As Lynne says, “It’s a learning curve when you get anything new.” I say, “The scariest word in the English language is ‘update’.”
Our conversation is interrupted by my car blue tooth ringing. “It’s me. You do have your phone. I can see that you’re at the Lawn exit of the turnpike. Anyway, I’m calling you.”
Much laughter and relief. This is the world we live in now. Good? I guess so.