after many years of waiting,
my eldest daughters special delivery arrived.
No I’m not a grandmother.
She bought an Iphone!
She had received her first phone,
at the age of eleven,
and they were inseparable.
She is a very careful individual,
and whilst friends phones,
broke, fell down toilets, or got lost,
her phone stood the test of time.
However, every year technology improved,
and her phone quickly became outdated.
Still she stuck with it,
eventually upgrading it for one with a camera.
Then the smartphones arrived on the scene.
I could feel a real cooling towards her old phone.
Mind you she was aware these old phones had some advantages.
She would say to people,
“Do you know what the best thing about this phone is?”
When they answered “no”,
she would say “This!”,
and much to their horror,
she would purposely throw it to the ground,
where it would break into pieces.
Smiling she would reassemble it,
“See it still works perfectly!”.
However her attachment to her old phone,
began to fade.
We could feel the stirrings of young love,
as she spoke about the many extras,
that were part and parcel of an Iphone.
The camera, the apps.
Soon all that stood in her way,
was the cost.
She began to save.
Willing to work extra shifts,
and becoming careful with her money.
At last with the help of a birthday,
she had enough saved,
and became the proud owner of an Iphone.
We were so delighted for her.
Wishing her as many happy years with it,
as she had had with her old phone.
Then tragedy struck….
Last Friday night,
her pride and joy,
drowned in a small pool of surface water!
Luckily it was rescued quickly.
There appeared to be a flicker of hope,
as the apple logo was still there.
For some unknown reason,
someone within the group,
suggested putting it in a bowl of rice,
to dry it out!
(Not sure if alcohol had been consumed).
The desperate owner would try anything to save it,
so she did just that.
Not a good plan.
The phone still did not work,
and now there was a piece of rice,
stuck where the charger should go!
There was nothing left for it,
but to have it admitted.
So last Saturday she bravely said,
“Good bye for now” to her phone.
Its been a difficult few days,
as she manages to cope,
just as we did in the olden days,
with no phone.
We are waiting every day desperate for news.
So fellow bloggers,
If this site goes quiet over the next few days,
you will know,
that the worst has happened.
We will have got the news,
that her Iphone cannot be fixed.
You can only imagine the roaring and shouting,
and awful grief my daughter will feel.
If in fact this is the case,
I will not be in a position to blog.
Because if her phone is irreparably damaged,
I’m leaving the country!