I heard the key turn in the front door at lunchtime yesterday, and I quickly scanned the room for something to inflict pain on whoever was trying to get in since Ked is the only other person with a key and I wasn’t expecting him. Fortunately, no weapons of mass pain could be found since it really was Ked, and he came bearing a red verizon bag with a pink iPhone inside!
The contract was up on my old phone, and Ked had been threatening to get me a new one for weeks. I’ve only ever had “dumb” phones and he seemed to think I needed to move into the “smart” category. So here is how I got an iPhone without asking for one. (Tongue in cheek results will vary based on the horribleness of your old phone and the goodness of your spouse.)
1. Have a phone that refuses to take calls. Ked called one morning 10 times in a row and the phone only rang on the 11th try. “FINALLY! You answer the phone!!” Confused, I reply, “Um…this is the first time it rang, it’s been sitting next to me the whole time.”
2. Have a phone that randomly turns off, and every time you pick up the phone it’s off. Not dead, just randomly turned itself off. Turn phone on and see voicemail and text messages from spouse. (Really, it’s not that he calls and texts all that often, just that every time he did, my phone quit working!) I tried the eraser trick on the battery terminals and the phone still would shut off.
3. Miss appointments. I’m normally very good at keeping appointments, but for some reason over the past few weeks even though the appointments were on my calendar on my computer, I forgot them! Ked thought I might need a phone that would act like a shock collar to remind me of appointments. Ok, he really didn’t say that, I did.
4. Insist that you really don’t need one. Let him remind you of all the ways you would use it and slooowly begin to concede without ever really agreeing for sure.
I’m secretly glad he didn’t listen to my reasoning that I didn’t need one. He came home from work last night and I had Pandora playing while working on dinner. I had no idea what I was missing. His eyes lit up when he walked in and saw the phone in use. I have a devotional that is emailed to me every morning, and this morning, before I crawled out of bed, I read it , praying over the verses asking God to help me in that area today. Nice start to the day!
So if anyone has apps to recommend, please let me know!