I thought as they waited to have me pay until the end of the process, that it might be a funny joke to painstakingly choose a new celly after quizzing all workers and shoppers on each phone's specific differences, get everything transferred over and all the new contract bits approved and then say "Yeah, like, this is cool and all but I think I'll shop around a bit before actually deciding on my new phone." But, sometimes my joke thoughts are really not very funny at all and this was one such time.
So, after a quick blank stare to wander that mental rabbit trail, I whipped out my debit card and swiped the thing to get my new phone paid for and myself back from that day long communication hiatus. (Can you even imagine the isolation of only having a home phone and internet? Why, anything could have happened!)
My shopping trip took no more than 15 minutes. And I thought I had handled all of this electronic decision making pretty well considering it usually takes me longer than that to pick out the right lip balm. Normally when buying cell phones and such, I use my phone-a-friend option and call Jamey for some in-depth research and decision help. But I had this thing in the bag! I knew that my phone needs were completely basic and that I would not require any huge roll out key pads or touch screens. I thought if this particular phone was Born to Shine then that sounded like a motto I could get behind as well!!
And then she showed me how to put a picture of my "grandkids" on the main screen.
Apparently some of us are born to shine and others of us merely shine with a light coating of age-defying facial creme. I understand. Do you suppose Jennifer Aniston gets this when she goes out shopping? Hmph. I think I'm starting to feel like a two year old cell phone.