“Is this why people buy Apple?”
“NO DAD. This is just a little glitch. I’m sure I can get it fixed.”
“I’ve never heard of an iPhone suddenly shutting down.”
“Oh dad, when this phone works again I am going to SHOW YOU.”
I bought a Samsung Skyrocket SII in January. My first real smartphone and I LOVE it a lot. LOVE. This morning while sending Cody a picture of his baby the screen went black and let out these pitiful random buzzes. Google didn’t have the answer. Even Yahoo Answers didn’t have the answer.
When Yahoo Answers doesn’t even have a hint of an answer you know you’re in trouble.
I drove to an at&t store, walked in and handed over my phone while telling a tale of blank screens and weak vibrations.
“So it just went dark, huh?”
“Yes! And I’m not from here and my sister is so pregnant and I need my phooonneee!!”
“YES! Is that bad? Is that like a sign that all hope is lost?”
I’ll spare you the rest of the conversation and just end by saying the salesman did a fantastic job of driving home what I moron I was with his subtle mix of eye rolling and deadpan silence.
Turns out phones work a lot better when you remember to charge them.
*end scene (in shame)*