Thursday, March 3, 2016

MARIANNE STORIES #17

Having lost my phone in Tennessee and getting a new flip phone, I understand Marianne completely.

May 17
A young man proudly showed me his new phone tonight. I congratulated him, laughed and told him he should see mine. I said I had a 2000 fliptop. He asked, "What kind is that?" 

"2000 fliptop? It's a fliptop from the year 2000." 

He looked at me in disbelief and asked, "2000? It still works?" 

I began to explain that I use it for emergencies, for telephoning. At the time I got it, it was state-of-the-art. Then, I gave up trying to explain. His look was the same as the looks my nephews and nieces gave me whenever I used my 35mm camera that had an exploding flash that emitted a sulfuric smell, It took great photos until the lens became scratched. Even then, there was a delightful rainbow effect piercing the background of the photos. That camera made family history and lots of jokes at my expense, just as my phone does now. My life is never dull! LOL 

8 comments:

  1. lol, this is so true,, we had the old phone forever as well, I'm glad you are home safely from your sad trip, its always hard to have our friends and family leave us,, funerals are not happy reasons for trips but you did get some good visits in, that was nice, take care,,

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    1. Laurie, you are right. We did have some good times among the sad. It is always good to spend time with my stepson and we got to spend a LOT of time with him. That was wonderful.

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  2. My husband still uses his flip-phone. People text him all time. He won't reply with a text but instead with a phone call.

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    1. My husband doesn't even know how to read a text. He uses his phone when he wants to make a call and then turns it off when he hangs up. No one can ever call him on his phone because it's never on!

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  3. ha ha Kathy, that is so like my own husband, he rarely uses his mobile, only to carry it with him on long drives and then to call me to say he is on his way home... he would not know how to text and can barely remember how to use the phone bit... yet he is computer literate and clever,just doesn't seem to want to learn how to use it properly.... men eh.... glad you are safe home after such a sad trip, but bet you are glad you went all the same... have a great weekend.. J

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    1. That is exactly right. Such a sad trip, but so glad I went. We plan to visit once a year.

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  4. I think my flip phone is about the same age as Marianne's except it's a Samsung & a few of my icons(?) are different. And it's red! I'm with Joe.The only time I use my phone is to call my husband if I run late or if I'm out with a close friend in case we get separated. I don't even give the number out as it's rarely on. My hubby is the one with the new phone & gizmos. Me? maybe in the future...meanwhile I like mine. It kinda reminds me of the original Star Trek communicators...think? woof

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  5. LOL- I just got rid of my flip phone about a year ago. I have a son and a son-in-law that are both in the 'business'--well my sil is not any longer--but they thought it was hysterical that I was using 'that old thing'. Hope you have a great weekend, Kathy! xo Diana

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