Thursday, April 28, 2011

my meltdown

We have been together for only 2 weeks now.
However I am more attached and infatuated by you than I have ever been with any object in my life.
When you left blacked out on me, I felt a meltdown coming on.

In a split second I felt lost without you.
I didn't know what to do.
I didn't know who to turn to. 
I couldn't get you to restart. 
My entire day was ruined.
Why did you do this to me?
I need you.

I used Dave's phone to call a friend, fingers fumbling and shaking as I dialed a number I barely remembered.
The number to my ihero. 
He didn't answer.
Frantic.
Shit! What do I do?
My iphone isn't working!
Wail!

Dave tried to calm me down, "It is just a phone. It will be okay. We will get it fixed."

But I wanted to use the camera today! 
I left my DSLR at home.
I need to check my email; I am expecting something important.
What about my twitter?
What about....the list went on....

We stopped in any phone store we could find. 
Nobody could help me.
We stopped for some lunch.
Dave said, "Why don't you call Steve again."

Yes! Yes! Let's call Steve again!

Ring. 
Ring.

"Hello, this is Steve!!!"

Gasp!
ME: "Steve, my iphone isn't working!!!!"

Steve: "What is it doing..."

ME: in desperation and making no sense at all, I quickly described the situation.

Steve: "There is a very simple solution for this. Hold down the middle button and top button for a few seconds and it should reboot. I will stay on the line."

ME: I tried that! Wail...

Steve: Just try it.

ME: Quiet while trying...

Me: OMG! OMG! It is working. Thank you, Thank you!

Steve: No problem! I love being an ihero!

I have had my iphone for 2 short weeks and am dependent on it for everything just short of breathing.
I learned a lesson the other day...I need to step back from technology and embrace the realness of life. 




15 thoughts:

Annie @ Wattlebird said...

I am so with you here. I've had mine for almost two years now and I can't even be in the other room without it. I dropped it once and the screen cracked - it still worked, but I cried for almost a half hour and paid hundreds of dollars (that I barely had) to fix it. Not cool. I want to downgrade when my plan expires, but I'm not sure if I could handle it...

Ashley said...

Oh, the fear of rebooting not actually solving the problem! What if . . . WHAT IF I HAVE TO TAKE IT SOMEPLACE FOR REPAIRS AND THEY KEEP IT OVERNIGHT?!?!

Hi. My name is Ashley and I love my Android.

Whitney - Frames and Names said...

Hahaha I can relate so much! I'm not complete without my phone. Last night J bet me that I couldn't go the whole evening without being on my phone. I won. But only because my pride outweighs my addiction. I think I had the shakes though :)

Erika said...

so i relate. a lot. to the point where i gave up checking email on my iphone because i was so addicted to constantly checking!

and one time i left the iphone at sfo airport. panic! panic! panic!

someone nice found it and i got it three days later but in those three days... it was a little outta control.

there is no shame in admitting addiction to technology i've found :)

Mama Pea said...

You mean Steve as in Jobs?

Good thing you didn't have to deal with a "genius," you know how I feel about that :-P

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Step back :D Glad it got fixed. Yes. We can all learn a lesson.

snsnsnsibility said...

I feel so attached at the hip to my smart phone which is hard because we all conduct business on the internet and need access to it. It is tough finding balance between technology and real life.

Melanie said...

hahaha...i love this post!! so much! :)

stephanie said...

totally feel ya. a day without my iphone is like a day without water. i just can't do it. reality check.

Lauren said...

You wrote that so beautifully. I loved it. I felt as if we were in person and you were telling me this story. I miss you zozozo

Lauren said...

zozozo= the new xoxoxoxo

aPearantly sew said...

Ahahahaha!!! LOVE it! I'm exactly the same way. I mean, really, what did we do before the iPhone?!

Chrissy Farnan said...

Confession...........I'm addicted too. It beeps or chimes and I feel if I don't get to it IMMEDIATELY I'm missing something.

Jilly said...

hehehe! I got mine 2 weeks ago too, and im totally smitten!
last week i was in a shop and I couldnt find it in my handbag, and I started running round the shop like a frantic lady looking for it, I was literally close to tears! turns out it was in the bottom of my other shopping bag! I was so relieved but my hands were shaking for about 10 minutes!
xox

Watkins35 said...

hee hee, bless you, 'gadget' love can be addictive can't it ;) it happens to the best of us xox

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