Call mom I hear the phone say OK calling Nathan. Who is Nathan? Why are you calling Nathan? Stop, stop you stupid phone, oh my god he is answering. There is a male voice on the other end, I stutter, not sure what to say to ole Nathan. I hadn’t spoken to him in months. He was someone that I met and things didn’t work out. I didn’t know the number was still in my contacts. For some reason this stupid smart phone decided that it would be a good idea to phone him. One thing was certain that name didn’t sound anything like mom. The Gods must be angry with me; there I sat at the traffic light looking like a crazy woman with my face all screwed up. I can’t just hang up, what if he has caller ID he will know it’s me. Try explaining to a person you really didn’t want to talk to that the phone dialed the number. After all I am a grown woman; I should know how to use a smart phone correctly. Sorry Nate my phone called you, that just sound like I am slightly demented. I am because this phone is driving me nuts!
One day it understands me, the next day it’s as if smart phone shift is over and stupid phone shift begins. It is often as if we are speaking two different languages, every thing that is asked to be looked up or done is totally misunderstood. Let’s not forget about auto correct, my sister received a text message from me that said “Morning, hoe you doing?” Lol, still laughing at that one, instead of her telling me about the typo she just responded “Doing good sis, hope your morning is going well too.” To be honest I was never cell phone savvy to begin with.
My cell phone skills were complete novice, I was still in the flip phone era up until 2015. It was comfortable with the flip phone, only thing required was to press the button to answer and make calls. There was no repeating who you wanted to call. True, always thought texting was stupid and a waste of energy, why not to just call. Really didn’t start texting until I met a gentleman from another state. The flip phone didn’t have long distance service. Texting became our way of communicating on a daily basis. Wow, finally figured out why texting was so popular. The flip phone and I were together for years before I traded up. Was it really trading up? I am beginning to wonder. Can’t seem to get this phone to do anything, for such a smart phone it sure acts really stupid at times.