Saturday, March 7, 2020
Autos of beauty
1935 International and trailer. That must have been the forerunner of the Sleeper cab.
For today, (Saturday)
One of our phones has been acting up. The phone would ring but the screen was black and Sherry could not answer it. That same phone has had a battery problem, not holding a charge for awhile now. SO we decided to bite the bullet and go down to Mr. Verizon.
When you are old the above seems so wild. I remember when phones numbers were 4 digits and you did not own the phone. When we moved into a different the house, it would be empty except for a phone on the floor somewhere hard wired into the wall and it could not be moved. Later the numbers were made longer and then the magic dial tone was added. Oh wow, then the dial was added. BUT YOU STILL DID NOT OWN THE PHONE.
Now even kids 3-4 years old have a personal phone I think.
But visiting Verizon is no longer any fun for me. They keep back ground music going fairly loud. I once asked why? I was told it was for privacy, since there are no longer any walled rooms for consultation with customers. The music is supposed to keep your conversations private. All it does for me is
mix my head, LOL.
The first cell phones I purchased were $2000 each, they were referred to as ‘Bag phones’. They required a heavy battery. Then in a few years they with the advent of the flip phone, you could buy one for $30. Now the price is above $500, but you have actually bought a computer, camera, video recorder, encyclopedias, road maps, and a zillion other things.
The earlier phones lasted decades, but today we continue to be the 'throw-away' society. buy today and in a year they will have the next mode.
The zillion other things is what gets me, stomps me, confuses me, intimidates me and causes me to ‘Backslide’ and use bad-words. I am thinking about entering a monastery. My friend Frank/Protodeacon Michael, who knows electronics inside and out, has a son in the monastery. I think he joined the monastery after Frank got him one of the new phones. ;-O
WHO WAS IT THAT SAID BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN THREEs?
This is NUMBER 4, Either the ‘3 thingee’ is wrong or I have 2 more to look for in this series! LOL
BUT SHUCKS, Life is good and I am smiling.