Monday, October 29, 2012

I Feel Nekkid

Yea, I knew that would get your attention. Although I do indeed feel nekkid, it ain't 'cause I'm lookin' anyway near as SEX-AY as Kim Kardashian in that picture. So sorry to disappoint you folks. You see on Saturday, I charged up my phone, sent a few text messages, checked my email and Facebook like normal. Then since it was raining cats and dogs outside from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, I decided to take a nice cozy nap. When I woke up about 2 hours later, I naturally reached for my phone. It was not only merely dead, it was really most sincerely dead. I'm talkin' it would not even power on. My heart started to beat a little faster as the panic began to rise, but I thought, OK, just calm down and breathe. Take the battery out and reboot. I did that 3 times. Nuthin'. Nada. Zilch. Zippo.

 My logical mind took over and thought maybe it was a network problem due to the hurricane. But my hopes were quickly dashed since my kids' phones were working like a charm. That is when I went into full panic mode. The shakes, the sweats, the whole damn deal. How in the hell can I go through the day without my phone???? I quickly call T-Mobile to diagnose the problem. As luck would have it, I can't get through after 10 minutes. Well, hurricane or not, my ass gets in the car, braves the elements, and drives to the nearest T-Mobile store because this is a freakin' emergency!!!


Now I'm one of the last dinosaurs on earth who still has a Crackberry. I don't need all of those fancy schmancy features of an iphone 'cause all I use my phone for is texting, email, and Facebook. I rarely surf the web on my phone simply 'cause  I have no idea how to do so, nor do I care to learn. If there was a learning curve in the technology department, I would be at about -3. Uh yea, it's just not my thang.

I must say the customer service representative at the store was very nice and understanding. My phone was still under warranty and I do have insurance. However, because it was Saturday, I would not be getting my new phone until Tuesday, even with a rush order. I thought I would pass out right there on the spot. Three and 1/2 entire days without a phone???? This must be a cruel joke!!! But then she offered me a loaner flip phone for a $53.00 deposit which I would get back when I returned the phone. WHOO HOO!!!!! Now we're talkin'!!!! Ah but my jubilation was short lived. I didn't even have time to pull a groin muscle from doin' a herkie jump when she explained that since my crackberry would not even power up, none of my contacts would even transfer over.

Say what??? OK, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but why in the hell would I want a flip phone that has none of my contact numbers in it? It's not like I can call or text anybody or even use email because none of my personal information could be transferred to the phone. Who has any phone numbers or email addresses memorized these days? She replied just for emergency purposes. I decided I would take my chances and go cold turkey. Believe me, the DT's have already set in and it ain't purty.

So until I see the postman arrive with my coveted package, I feel like this guy with the lost appendage, except my lost limb is my cell phone. DANG, I never realized how much I depended on that thang until it was gone. I can't wait to feel whole and fully clothed again!!

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17 comments:

  1. What I want to know is... they REALLY wanted a $53 deposit for a flip phone? They can't even give those away these days. Who would take a flip phone while their smartphone was being repaired and think it was so cool that they just never brought it back?

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  2. It may be time to upgrade...if only for your contacts ;-))
    ...my iPhone and my Daughters Samsung (Windows's OS), not sure about droid OS... both back up contacts, phone data, etc to the "cloud"...we can run over our phones with the car..go get a new one and presto...pull all my contacts and phone info from there as if nothing had happened.

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  3. Still stuck with the crackberry, such a shame haha damn you really need your phone. Maybe they make a patch to get you through the withdrawal? haha

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  4. I don't even have a blackberry, I got a dumbphone.

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  5. I'm so cracking up because i actually had a flip phone blackberry for this past year. No Really I did, i wouldnt make that up. I traded it in last week and got an iphone. I have lots to learn but i'm glad i have it. The benefit of the flip blackberry was that i couldnt butt dial or purse dial anyone on accident which was a problem i had in the past. Good thing you're getting your phone tomorrow. Hang in there!

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  6. I willingly put mine away for just a weekend and it was rough. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. One more day!! :) Hang in there! Stay safe up there too!

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  7. I have a flip phone for work - the replacement cost on it is $300. Really? Because I can go to Wal-mart and get a smart phone for under $200.

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  8. You can surf the web on a phone?
    Sorry, I was distracted by that picture.

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  9. Deb, I hear ya. My blackberry fritz out too about a year and a half ago and I said "Fine, Got along without cha before I met cha" ...oh for about half a day! Then I shimmed over to Verizon and they fixed me up with a Droid Smartphone which I CANNNNOTT live without. "Gonna get along without ya now" NOTTTT! I was feeling your pain during this entire post. So glad you got some relief.

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  10. Electronically speaking, you're still light years ahead of me. I've never even owned a cell phone.

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  11. YIKES! Scary times for sure! I have a hand me down iphone that is overkill for me. I hope the DTs have subsided just a little. That doesn't even really look like Kim K. Well, the butt does but not the face.

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  12. maybe you should buy two, just to be on the safe side :)

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  13. So what's it been like going cold turkey? Maybe being nekkid makes you a happier person.

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  14. I get like that when our cable goes out, which seems to happen every time we get a bad thunderstorm. I feel your pain.

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  15. You crack my azz up!!

    First of all, I can't imagine my life without my phone. Me and 2 other bloggers went 8 hours once without our phones for a little challenge, and it was hell! I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it again. Bravo to you for going DAYS without your "limb".

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  16. I'm so addicted to my phone it's disgusting.

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  17. Okay so your phone won't power up. I'm sure you already asked, but it would seem to me the techies at your carrier should be able hook up your phone to their system and pull off your contacts. I mean think about how computer techs can retrieve data from hard drives that crashed due to mechanical failures - totally retrievable more times than not. Oh well, if I were in your shoes I would be having big time withdrawal symptoms. Best of luck to you till the new one arrives!

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