Well, it’s happened. I force-lumped myself into a heap of people who love to brag and compare their cell phones. A little obnoxious, I know, but lately, it seems everyone else’s phone is better than everyone else’s, and I’ve let it get the best of me.
Truth is, it’s their “choice” of phone that is the awesome part and real key point. None of us actually built the iPhone, Galaxy or Droid, it’s our selection of said equipment that we protect like a mama bear. So, if we didn’t ‘make‘ them, then why are we such authorities on them and unable to shut up about how good they are vs. all the other phones? (Self included.)
Case in point, recently I caught myself doing an impromptu blathering about my phone for no reason other than wanting it known that mine was better, for which I do not know as factual – I’ve never done a comparison or even dialed a number on the other phones. But for one moment, I swore (in my mind) I knew every single feature of the iPhone as though I wrote the blueprints – back when they were inked on a napkin at a juice bar in the 90s up in Silicon Valley next to a guy named Steve. How could anything trump the iPhone I ask? It’s Apple, geez.
Honestly, I don’t know the inner workings of any cell phone. I do get by, that’s for sure. I have trained Siri well and I sometimes show her off, or hide her, depending on how she performs. It’s egotistical, yes – but I’ve done it.
Yesterday, my neighbor friend was showing off her brand new oversized Galaxy phone. She pulled it out to brag about her gadget to anyone that would listen. It was starting to bug me! She was running up and down the street with it. It’s just a phone for God’s sake – and know that the people are gullible!
I held back saying “they all do the same thing” because she was too excited to hear my nonsense. Meanwhile, the GIANT Galaxy was getting ooohs and ahhhs from the other neighbors. Me and my iPhone put our heads down and walked home – screw it, I can’t watch people naively go nuts over a johnny-come-lately that is so large it doesn’t even have its own case yet.
I don’t want to be a sad cell phone user, or a jealous one either. But I am caught up in the hoopla of the most awesome-est cell phones now that the new iPhone is coming out and everyone is dissing and hissing over our cell phone choices. Can’t I just be happy with the one I have and have fun with Siri without needing more? I dunno… jus’ hope there is hope for me yet. : )