15 November 2008

I think I am a little wacko...

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...seriously, I do.

Last night I was at home trying to order my new cell phone. I have had my current cell phone for three years and it was on its last breath. In fact, I have been giving it mouth to mouth reccessitation for months. I have been online with my cellular company every day this past week unable to make the decision of which phone should be the one to grace the bottom of my purse.

Has this ever happened to you: you want to buy something... let's say it is a cell phone. Every where you look, people seem to have really cool cell phones. So you start talking to them about their phones. You hear pros and cons. After awhile, all of them start to blur together...

Then you are on the computer, making yourself make a decision. You have selected three phones, NONE of which are the phone you orginally thought you wanted. Your husband is at an all school party which means he will not hear HIS cell phone and your daughter is spending the weekend with her HS friends. Your son in law is in class. In deperation, you close down the computer.

Immediately you realize that you cannot walk away from this situation. Choosing a cell phone cannot be this hard. What can you do??????

Do what I did... I called my brother in law, Gary, who is a CPA and the most single level headed man I know. His calm voice and his simple answers to my questions, got me right back on track. I rambled for four minutes telling him I could not choose a phone. He listened and then asked me a couple of key questions...like, what did I need in a phone? So, with his patience and good will, I am back to buying the phone I started out to buy a week ago. It's ordered... and I only had one more decision to make that I knew Gary could not help me with....which was... what color should I buy?

Here's what I got--


8 comments :

  1. So basically he supported your original decision...having this kind of a person in your life is very valuable indeed. :D

    I have yet to select a cell phone and hope to avoid it for the rest of my life. *Keeping fingers crossed.*

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  2. Funny! Glad you are getting what you wanted. They always talk about those first impressions...

    Have an awesome day!

    Becky K.

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  3. Around here we call that paralysis by analysis. Glad you had someone to help you make a decision.

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  4. David has this phone in white. And I believe Gary has it as well, I'm just not sure what color. I had this phone in black until I dropped it in David's beer. LONG STORY! Now I have an iPhone, because I didn't have insurance I had to buy the phone outright, so it was just as cheap as any other phone. I like it and I think you will love it. David sure does!

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  5. I have a red cell phone and I love it. But the blue in this picture is really cool too. I think you should definitely go for color. Do they make MU gold?

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  6. This is very funny and a little too close to home! We can complicate things, can't we?

    I really like the typing touch pad! I am so weary of the effort it takes to text! Hey, I like typing! It works and it goes quickly. I know there are teens who tap out those text messages at light speed (even while driving.) As for me, I just want the job done so that I can move on to something else!

    Good choice and good to be back to my visiting!
    KJ

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  7. You had GARY help you pick out a phone! That is the most genius thing I've heard! I'll call him next time!! BTW: you should have called me, my HS friends could have helped too...but you probably would have ended up with a much more expensive phone. haha. I like the color. Is it blue? or Silver? it is hard to tell...but I like it.

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