For years I have resisted the fever which has gripped the majority of people I know. It seemed that even my grandchildren, those over 13 anyway, all have had smart phones for an eternity. I guess I was just hesitant of change. One of my mottoes has been, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” an axiom in my popular book, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions.
Well, the other day I received the second notice from my wireless provider telling me I could get a ‘free upgrade.’ Of course I understand ‘free’, but I went anyway this time, feeling like my phone was a dinosaur, a part of a distant past for most Americans. I paid for the package with ‘all the bells and whistles’ (another of those sayings) to go with the new iPhone5c, now I’m learning how to do almost everything with it.
My son John told me over a year ago that a lot more than I was doing could be done even with the phone I had. Well, now I can do it all. ‘Who wouldda thunk it?’