when my new phone was delivered 3 weeks ago, except it was faulty,
and I'm still waiting for the new one. Maybe today?
When The Mr turned 30 and got himself his first lawnmower he said
I can now offically say I am a MAN!
Owning a lawnmower = man status
I'm feeling a similar thing now I am getting my first phone!
I'm a grown up with a grown up phone people!!
Well it's not 'technically' my first, I've had two old handme downs over the years for 'safety purposes' that were never used well, cause nothing ever happened to me and they sat uncharged at the bottom of my handbag for 3 months :) I firmly stated that I would not get another phone until it was one with lots of minutes, internet and basically something that can run my life. Because if the thang never rings, it sits uncharged at the bottom of my bag!!
I have not had a phone (even a safety one) in 5 years+
So I am now entering the grown up world of the technologically plugged in.
I have no idea what I'm doing and I've never sent a text in my life! It's definately going to be a learning process. Lets hope I don't lose it! I'm sure that would happen to me as I rarely have clothes with pockets and seriously my handbag is a mess!
I'm kinda happy and I'm kinda sad about this development.
It truely is freeing to be 'incommunicado' I can go out and know that noone will bother me.
I've never been tied to a phone and can give my attentions to those I'm with when I'm out
I turn up places on time (usually early) because I have no way of telling people I'll be late/can't make it
I plan days and don't change plans if it affects others (because I won't be able to tell people) or when no one cares, I change plans all the time because well, no one is calling me.
I don't lay in bed checking the thing
My life is pretty much perfectly fine without a phone and I'm worried about addictions that are sure to crop up now I have a phone :)
The only thing I feel a little guilty about is not being contactable if something were to happen to my children at school (though I figure their FATHER is VERY contactable and he would swoop in a save the day if needed) but in 10 years there has only been One Incident! and I was tracked down in 10 mins flat anyway at a friends house! I'm usually home by lunch each day (nap time for little ones) and have been known to joke to my older ones - don't get injured or hurt till after lunch time.
So people here it is.
I'm now contactable.
Want my number?
I know you do....