Because I do not like to be behind the times (too far), I have considered finding a way to get one. I am tired of telling people that I do not text or cannot text with my landline phone. I do have a cheap cell phone, but I use it only for emergencies or when the cable is out (my landline phone operates off the cable).
I do not know which one to get so I have been watching the ads on TV. The first one I saw was for a phone that was “shiny, pretty, and green” (their words). The next ad I saw was of a man (perhaps a famous one) who kept pouring expensive champagne on his phone and it still worked. There were two of these. The last one I saw was with two men on a subway, and they were launched into all kinds of adventures with their phone. I am assuming this ad involved games of some kind.
Well, after this “research” I have decided I do not need a new phone. I guess I have gotten too old to spend money recklessly or to participate in all the great new adventures of the young. I do not need a shiny, pretty green phone if it is expensive. I cannot afford expensive champagne so I do not need a special phone to pour it on. And I do not play games on a computer so I do not need a phone that allows me to play them on it.
I will keep my boring phone to use in emergencies, and my friends who have the expensive phones will have to call, since I do not text. I guess I am revealing my age. I spend my money on food, housing, and my old Pekinese. It is tough being a senior sometimes.
Oh, and if you are reading this on your special phone, thank you.