I had to buy The Princess and I new cell phones this week. Mine had to be replaced because my old one had died a slow and annoying death. Princess O lost hers. I know, I know, shocking behavior.
I got her another one just like it and transferred her account so the story has a happy ending. I realize that according to her contract she should have ponied up for half of the phone, but I cut her some slack. Why? I’ll tell you, because it’s possible that I lost it. I had been borrowing it while my phone was on the decline.
Now my situation was slightly more complicated, because I was not just changing phones, I was also changing providers. Tom told me yet again the other night that I should get an iPhone, but I did not. I do not need an iPhone and despite a severe case of gadget lust I did not get one. Yay me.
I needed to change providers so I would have a phone that works in Canada. We will be there for a month this summer, and also for the Canadian Grand Prix this June and every June for the next three or four years. And how am I supposed to call up Fernando Alonso at the Canadian Grand Prix if my cell phone doesn’t work in Canada? Of course, not having his phone number might be a bigger obstacle there. But never mind. I digress.
So after I had settled on a provider I was looking at the available phones. And this particular provider has a phone called the Motorola Renew. It is allegedly environmentally friendly, made of recyclable plastic and carbon neutral somehow. And I thought to myself, I should get this one. But I hated it. First of all it wasn’t a flip phone, and I like flip phones, and it didn’t have a camera and it was kind of small and I just didn’t like it. Here it is, see what you think:
So I chose a different phone instead. A flip phone, with a camera. This probably makes me a terrible person. Global warming is now all my fault, just because I wanted a flip phone.
The C-Man still does not have a phone, and he would like all of you to know that he finds this grossly unfair.