Friday, May 2, 2008

Forgive Me Friday

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?

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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.

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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 ...

Flea

10 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Congrats. I guess ;)

Memaw's memories said...

For years I fought getting a cell phone. Now I don't know what I'd do without it.

Have you ever called the person you lost in Wal-mart to see where they are--and they are only one isle over?

Debbie Yost said...

I have sudoku on mine. It's addictive.

As a mom of a non-verbal pre-k child, I know the importance of a good teacher and substitute! Thanks for taking care of our kiddos!

Colleen said...

I don't have anything fancy, either. I can text, but don't have a plan, so I rarely ever text (am cheap). I have the smallest package available, even though I get an employee discount and an additional discount for bundling it with my home phone and such. The fanciest thing I've got is a matching pink bluetooth headset.

Tanya Brown said...

I'm with you. I resisted getting a cell phone until my husband pointed out that with a small child, it would be a good idea for emergencies.

Now that I have it, I don't use it except to talk to my husband, and then very rarely. The one time I did answer it, it was a wastrel relative calling to hit me up for money, because she'd used all of hers up getting tattoos and gambling and oh, gosh, the car payment was due.

I confess, I have done the Wal-Mart thing though. "Where are you?! I can't find you!"

Marguerite said...

Welcome to the 21st Century. :P

Tammy said...

Congrats on the subbing job!

Harmony said...

Well congrats on being able to not die in a fiery crash...I got a proud feeling when reading that...because I too have that ability *woo hoo party!*.

Great post, even if it was a repeat!

Debbie in NC said...

Big word I saw was FREE! I have not had a cell phone in over 2 years and I've done fine, but I'm going to need one when son goes in Air Force. FREE? I just want one to ring and I say hello and goodbye LOL. No games. Just talk. I can't see to text w/o glasses. Too much trouble :)

I liked this post LOL

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I LOVE my cell phone! I have an iphone, though, so oddly I don't actually TALK on the phone that much . . . but I am ALWAYS on the internet on the phone or emailing! I can't control myself!