Today is Forgive Me Friday. Why, you ask? I'm substituting today for a pre-k teacher who asked for me. I love that! She called my house to ask. So rather than be creative, I'm dropping in a post from last June, one which most of y'all probably haven't seen. I'll drop in a P.S. at the end, since I DID wind up with one - you'll see. And forgive me for playing reruns?
My sister lovingly asserts that I need to join the modern world and get a cell phone. That I'm living in the Paleolithic era because I do not have a form of mobile communication. Okay, she didn't exactly say that, BUT IT WAS IMPLIED.
I have concentration issues. Huge concentration issues. I was 24 before I learned to drive. See the problem? There is only one real reason I'd want a cell phone, and that's for emergencies when I'm on the road. But I wouldn't want to have it with me in the car in case it rang and I felt obligated to answer it. Rummage in my purse while I'm driving, fiddle with the buttons to answer it (after looking to see who it is), get involved in conversation. It's all I can do to get to my destination alive, uninjured, as it is.
So you see my dilemma. Add to that the temptation to play games. To play Suduko away from home! When I need to focus on something else! Psh - I can bring a book if I need something to do. Already it takes everything I have not to read at stop lights (occasionally I do).
Sorry Margo. No cell phone for me. I'd wind up injured or dead. It's people like me that inspire those bumper stickers: Hang up and Drive! It really would be very bad.
Okay, first, I now have a phone. Probably a month or two after that post, the Hunny convinced me I needed one. I think my sister was calling him and having secret conversations about me being a dinosaur and when on earth was he going to bring me into this century?
Second, and most important, my free phone does NOT have Sudoku. I don't play games on it. I don't know how to text. I call people, they call me. That's what a phone is for.
Third, when my sister in law originally read this post last summer, she expressed some concern about letting her daughters ride with me anyplace. Heh. Rightly so.
Fourth, I am now on a wonderful medication for my ADD and it allows me to carry a phone without dying in a fiery car crash when the phone rings. Isn't that nice?
So T.G.I.F. everyone! Until I write again ...