I remember this conversation with my mom in the 90’s, “Mom, you are NOT going to believe where I’m calling you from… MY CAR! I’m in my car, driving around. I got one of those new cellular phones in a bag.” I thought technology had reached it’s peak when we were able to leave the house and still use a phone.
Then the Motorola flip phone came along and I upgraded again. It was sleek, small and really cool. I loved flipping down the little flap, just so you could talk.
As I write this I can just imagine myself 40 years from now as technology has passed me by. I’m an old man that is sitting on a porch in a rocker. Some kids come walking up and I say (use your old man voice here), “You young whipper-snappers don’t even know what it was like back in my day. Back when I was a kid we couldn’t go beaming ourselves around here, there and everywhere we wanted to go to talk to people. No, when I was a kid, I used to have to place a call on a cell phone when I needed to talk to someone.”
And I can hear them laugh and respond, “A cell phone… what’s that?”
I’ll then yell back in my grouchy old man tone, “You young punks get on out of here, you’re wasting my time.” “Lea? Honey? Will you bring me a bowl of cereal, I’m hungry!”
So, what do you remember about your old cellular phones? What kind of cellular phone do you have now?
(COMMENT OF THE DAY: blogprophet said… “we finally caved in in the summer of 2003 only because we were driving long distances to job interviews with a car that was very untrustworthy.(in fact it broke down twice, we even cancelled one job interview)but I can’t believe it didn’t even fold up!!!”)