Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Can Do Stuff Now

Yes, indeed.  As my son-in-law said, I've have finally joined the 21st century.  It takes me awhile to transition from one century to the next, but I did it!
I got a new phone, a phone that does stuff.  All sorts of stuff, stuff I never even dreamed of doing before.  My new phone makes me feel like I have been carrying around one of those foot long, 5 pound phones from the....was it the 70's?  Anyway, I LOVE my new phone.
Only one problem, texting.  Now, I don't do a lot of texting, but people text me and I don't want them to think I am ignoring them so I like to text them back, it's only polite.  Texting on my old phone was easy, isn't it suppose to be even easier on these new fangled things?  I thought it was going to be a breeze.  I watch tv, I see Rizzoli get out her phone and do remarkable things in no time flat.  I want to do that.  But, for some reason I cannot seem to send a text.  What the heck is wrong with me? 
So, I do what I always do.  I call my daughter.  She comes over and takes my phone (she's a wiz with this kind of thing) and plays with it and plays with it and finally gives up,  She cannot figure it out either.  Surely we are not both stupid, are we?
Well, Steve and I are going into town to go to a movie so we may as well stop by the ATT store and see what they say.  There was a reason that I ordered my phone on the phone and not the ATT store, now I remember what it was....they are not any smarter then I am.  They cannot determine the problem, they don't know why I cannot send a text.  "I think you should just call and see what they can do for you" says the no brighter than I am girl.
So, I do.  It took them all of 10 seconds to figure out what the problem is.  When I ordered my phone the girl on the other end of the phone took my texting plan off of my phone plan.  Why did she do this, I ask.  Don't know, was the reply.
She put it back on my plan and now I am a happy texter again.  And I must say that I felt not nearly as dumb as I was just moments ago.


  1. Glad you like your new phone - and glad you can text now :)

  2. Hi there - I don't know HOW I found your blog - just lucky, I guess - but I have gotten a kick out of reading your earlier posts. This one about the phone really resonated with me as I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love it and I hate attending to it because it is nonsensical and frustrating. Additionally, if you are under 30 you were born connected to this stuff and you roll your eyes at people over 50 who don't get it.
    Oh, and the whole, if you want to fix a problem just turn the toy off (phone, computer, whatever) RESTART - and 95% of the time that will fix whatever the problem was (but no one knows what the problem is). Look forward to reading more from you.

  3. sebtown294, hey thank you for the advise and I will certainly put it to use, if I can remember it! Technology has never been my friend, but we are working on it. Thanks again!

  4. Sebtown - I'm hoping you found this blog through me :). This is my sister! Just as I found Mark's blog through you! gotta love the community of blogging :)