• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 268 (Broken Phone)


    My poor phone.


    Sunday, April 5, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 228.00 miles)

    Day 268 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    We spent the night at my brother-in-law’s house after the Easter party. As we were packing up and leaving I dropped my phone. I was carrying too much stuff in my hands and I didn’t have the phone in it’s case. I find it’s easier to take pictures without the case on so I took it off during the party and I hadn’t thought to put it back on yet.

    As I was carrying stuff out to the car it slipped out of my hands and landed face down on driveway.

    I muttered a curse word under my breath and dumped my armload of clothes and kid-stuff into the car.

    I bent to retrieve my phone and you can forget muttering curses. When I saw the screen I said them very loud, carefully enunciating each syllable.

    Luckily my phone still works. But there are unpleasant little crackles and stabs in the pads of my fingers when I swipe them across the screen. So, if you text me in the next few weeks and I answer you back, consider yourself special. I probably stabbed my fingers with every keystroke.

    That’s how much you mean to me.

    Justin, of course, laughed at me. He’s a firm believer that sympathy makes you weak.

    “You look like a teenager now, using a phone with a jacked up screen.”

    After he finished laughing at me he relented and said he’d find me another one until our contract renewal later this year.

    Today’s silver lining: This is the perfect opportunity to assess my smart phone usage.

    I’m as bad as anyone else when it comes to looking at my phone all the time. It wasn’t so long ago that we didn’t have smart phones at all.

    When I saw my broken phone I thought of all the apps that I use every day. These apps are probably performing functions I managed to do without a smart phone only a few years ago.

    This my chance to assess what I really use my smart phone for and what I can do without.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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4 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina Gower says:

    That sucks 🙁 But flip side (like you said) it will give you a sabbatical from your phone!


  2. Christy says:

    Bummer love! hopefully you’ll get a replacement before you get the BIG text from me. Otherwise any pain from reply texts can be held over LBs head in the future 🙂

  3. Auntie Minute says:

    Meg, you can get the screen replaced for about 50,00, they do them all the time. Look online for someone in your area, they do it while you wait.

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