I purchased my new iPhone 7 less than a month ago. It was my 7th iPhone, I think. I really wanted a 'flip phone,' but what in the world can you do with a 'flip phone' these days? Just to show you how much I subconsciously wanted a 'flip phone,' I actually dreamt a few weeks ago that Apple had just released a new product. It was an iPhone flip phone! It was hot pink and had 'iPhone' written across the front. I loved it!!! Unfortunately, I woke up -- and there was no new release!
So, last night, 25 minutes before my little AT&T Authorized Dealer store closed, I decided to give up my iPhone 7 and get a flip phone. The manager who now knows me, thought I was coming in because I had a problem with my new iPhone 7. I said, "Oh, no, I want a flip phone." She couldn't believe her ears. She suggested I go to Walgreen's and purchase a $25.00 LG flip phone and rush back before closing time, so she could program it for me. She reasoned that I would only lose $25.00 that way, since I would certainly not really want a flip phone! She must have concluded I was delusional and she was trying to save me from myself. Well, off I went. I was back at AT&T in less than 10 minutes with my new LG flip phone. I handed it to her and she began working her magic. She kept saying, "Renee, you're going to hate this! You'll be back tomorrow. Why are you doing this? I'm feeling my stomach drop -- I'm beginning to feel nauseous!" If she was feeling like that, imagine how I felt!
It's been 13 hours and I'm still alive and breathing. I'm still able to communicate, and I've worked all day. I have noticed some interesting emotions, however. I'm trying to keep a written record of some of those emotions and I plan to blog about them as the days unfold. (Remember I can't type it on my iPhone Notepad any longer - so I'm back to pen and paper). I want to share what led me to take this rather drastic step and how I'm faring as I go along. Who knows? Maybe some of you will join me on this new adventure!!
So check back soon for updates -- not a download update from Apple -- an update of my life without my iPhone 7. Just as a teaser, I will tell you that I went out to breakfast at a local restaurant this morning. I was REALLY embarrassed to pull out my new 'flip phone.' Scary...