Thursday, November 8, 2012
20th Century Gal In A 21st Century World
So I traded up a few days ago and got an I-Phone 4. That's right - not interested in the I-Phone 5 because I can barely operate my old phone. But being in constant touch with the internet has made me a happy person. Until today.
When a dear friend called and asked me to call her back, I couldn't. Because even though they said they transferred my contacts at the AT&T store, they really didn't. So I didn't have her number.
Hold on a moment. What does it mean I didn't have her number? Because if it isn't in my cell phone, it doesn't exist in my head. Is that good thing? No, it isn't a good thing. My generation memorized phone numbers because we didn't have cell phones, and the ones we didn't memorize, we wrote down in a personal phone book.
Obviously, I'm a little stressed or I wouldn't been traveling back in time and make the past seem so wonderful. It's just frustrating to start a new job, be expected to perform like a seasoned employee, and then when I want to make a phone call I can't because I don't have the phone number.
Lucky for me, I have a son who has a wonderful, calm personality (actually, I have 5 of them - one, unfortunately, is kinda like me. Excitable). He quietly and quickly got me to the AT&T store and making an extremely long story short, got me my phone numbers.
What lessons did I learn from this? That the old fashioned personal phone books are gonna have to be good enough for me. I guess I'm NOT ready for the 21st century at all.