Saturday, March 10, 2012

A rose by any other name???

A few months ago I came to the conclusion I needed a new cell phone,  I was having to plug  mine in every couple of days or so.  But as you all know I hate shopping..... so I put it off.

One of the things that was stopping me from cell phone shopping was....... I only want a phone.  As I told the saleskid on the phone - I have a really nice camera - I have a pc AND a laptop.  What I don't have and need is a cell phone!! (and it bugged me no end that the plain phones - all 2 of them - were more expensive than the smart phones)

So a couple of weeks ago I went to my local cell phone store... discouraged because all I could see were these smart phones.  I don't need or want a damn smart phone.  I want and need a 
P H O N E.  And while I was grumbling under my breath I spotted this little tiny flip phone.......... and it was RED.  My heart went pitter patter.  But for whatever reason I  decided to wait.

Then one night I was watching TV and even more shocking I was watching an ad.  There was this older couple discussing how complicated life was.. he just wanted a plain old fashioned coffee.. not some cafe moka latte.  He noticed his companion holding something and asked about it.  She showed him her new RED cell phone - designed for "people like us" 

Yup that's right.......my lil red flip phone is being marketed for senior citizens!!  (no comments from the peanut gallery) 

Well on Thursday I went cell phone shopping,. 

I stood looking at all the fancy dancy smart phones.  I even picked them up and weighed them in my hand.. looked at all the fancy apps on them.  But my gaze kept going back to the lil red flip phone.

The decision was made......... no smart phones for me. (it also helps that the saleskid on the phone agreed to give me a good deal on a plain phone)  The lil red flip phone was calling my name.  People may stare now when I pull it out - and might even think "senior citizen" but I don't much care,,,,,,, I have a RED cell phone!!

4 comments:

BlazngScarlet said...

I had a 'lil red cell phone once ....
*sigh*
I miss it .....

Like you, I refuse to get a smart phone.
I don't need it and I don't want it.
My only requirement with the phone I now have is that it had to have a qwerty keyboard as I do text; it's the only way my SON communicates with me! lol

Senior Citizen phone ... bwahahahaha!
I don't picture you as anything even REMOTELY close to Senior Citizen!

Enjoy your 'lil red phone! =)

Sue said...

I'm with you, Lady! I want my phone to be a phone. I am quite sure that there will be a day when there is no option but the damned "Smart" phone route, but I am holding out until they pry my fingers off my little flip phone.

Hugs,
Sue (swan)

Spankedhortic II said...

I like my little flip up dumb phone and I'm sticking with it. Mine's black.

Prefectdt

Ordalie said...

Why red? That way you sure are branded at once a senior citizen.