16.5.13

I'm A Flake But It's Totally My iPhone's Fault


When cell phones first came out (yes, I'm old enough to remember that), I was all about them. I got my first one when I was 16 and was obsessed with it until I went away to university. This was pre-texting and pre-smartphone, of course, so all I could do was talk on it but still, it was awesome and I loved it. For the next 13 years, I'd occasionally have a cell phone but it wasn't a number that I gave out often as I liked the idea of always being able to call someone if I needed to but was not a fan of people having that kind of access to me (I get the hypocrisy). Eventually, I got calls about upgrade programs to smartphones but always scoffed at them because, for me, all I needed was the phone as I spend the majority of my time at home and can surf the net on my laptop. 


Well, that all changed when my phone died (it lived an extremely long life so there was no need to mourn) and I was told that the only phones available had at least one other feature aside from just being a phone, like a camera or smart-phone capabilities. The guy in the store could hardly believe my resistance to anything un-phone-like.


To make a longer story shorter, I ended up leaving with an iPhone because my carrier gave it to me for free for my loyalty, which was awesome because there was no way I would have spent the money on it otherwise. This happened just around the time that I'd started blogging and Tweeting, and the sales guy said that I could link up accounts so my phone would notify me if anything new happened. Again, I didn't quite get the big deal, but he set it all up before I left. 


It didn't take long for me to become a total iPhone addict. And by "long," I'm referring to the amount of time it took to walk back to my car. 


But there's a problem with that, you see...a BIG problem. 


Here's a reenactment of said problem:


*phone chimes*


Oh goody! A notification!


*looks at phone* *sees that it's an email* *reads email*


HAHA!! Man I have funny friends! That email was HILARIOUS!


*begins typing response* *deletes word because of autocorrect fail* *types* *deletes word because of mistype due to large fingers* *types* *deletes word* *types* *curses and flails arms* *deletes word* 


Arg!! Why is this touchscreen so sensitive? I'll just write back when I get to my computer.


*approximately one thousand years pass*


CRAP! Wasn't I supposed to write back to someone? Who was it? WHEN was it?


*checks email*


TGIF.
TWO WEEKS AGO? Oh Jennie, you're such a flake. Fail. Total and utter fail.


The worst part is that I KNOW I have a tendency to do this but it still happens! Now, I could just pretend that I didn't read the email until the day I finally respond but my fear is that people have one of those programs that tells them when you open their email so they'll know I'm a big fat liar. So the only thing I can do is just apologize for my flakiness in the first line and then get on with it. The problem is that I seem to start EVERY email with that apology! Obviously, it's entirely the iPhone's fault but I'm the one who's left looking flakier than a fresh-from-the-oven croissant. And as the French would say, that le sucks.^

^Note: That's not actual French. 


Anyone else have this problem or am I the only flake out there?


And there's still time to enter my giveaway for a bottle of Initialiste by Kérastase. It's the best hair treatment I've ever used!


1 comment:

daniela said...

OMG I'm not the only one! I feel better lol

When I get a blog email I'm so excited to read it even if it's at a time where I can't type a reply. And no matter how many stars or "unreads" I leave in my inbox, I never go back the first chance I get. It's dumb. Then when I respond I'm like, should I call my tardiness out or pretend like it never happened? LOL

It also happens with personal emails, facebook DMs (stupid)...I know for a fact that there is one email (to an address I never check) and an FB msg from a year ago and I have meant to respond for the last year. No. Joke.