After many years in the I.T. industry, I am somewhat embarrassed to now ‘fess up’ to being an archaic technophobe. I am the proud owner of an inexpensive (about twenty quid or so I think) phone, that, should I do what I have done before and drop it in a muddie puddle whilst walking my dogs, down a toilet after flicking it out of my jacket pocket, or plonking it in a glass of water on my bedside table without looking; that I can happily and fairly guilt free, go into a phone shop and buy another without going ‘all hot’.
So my problem is this. I am under pressure to purchase a Smartphone as apparently I am ‘really annoying’ because I’m not on Wassup or something, and people have to either text me or email me photographs, videos, and long messages.
I’ve looked. Cheapest that does ‘stuff’ seems to be around £160. I will go ‘all hot’ if I flick that into the river (where I spend a lot of time).
OH smugly says I will find it hard to use because of the way I text (upside down with one leg out of the window) no, I hold it between my thumbs and text very quickly.
Now, should I bow to this pressure????? What’s in it for me?????
How did you all get on???? Sister, who is 10 years older than me said I should ‘get with it and get one’. How embarrassing.
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