Monday, May 23, 2011
It's Been a Cell Phone Day
Her first phone was a normal cell phone; send and receive calls. Then she needed one that took pictures, too. She used that one for a while and then it needed an upgrade, too.
I have to interject a few 'cell phone' stories that always make me laugh when I remember them. She had just gotten a new phone when she went to Texas to visit her sister. When she came back and landed at O'Hare in Chicago, I was waiting at the desk when she came down the ramp. After hugs and kisses, she got this horrified look on her face and said, "I left my phone on the plane!" She immediately turned to go back down the ramp when the attendant stopped her, saying "I'm sorry, but no one is allowed back on the plane." I'm not sure if Kalisha is just persuasive or the attendant was afraid she was going to have a full-fledged meltdown, but she let her go back on the empty plane and find her phone.
Her sisters are always amazed that the Verizon employees switch Kalisha's numbers for free when she has a new phone but they have to pay to have theirs switched. Perhaps she just won't leave the counter until they do it. Some of the people working at Verizon probably know her by name. They are always very nice to her but sometimes I have visions of them seeing her coming in and saying, "It's your turn, you take her."
One time, I went with her. Her phone wasn't working right and she wanted it fixed. The young man took it apart and told me that he had fixed it. It seems there was a green sucker stuck in it. I asked him to repeat it and he said a green sucker was stuck in it. Thinking that was a techy term for something, I said I didn't know what that was. He leaned toward me and rather condescendingly said, "Lollipop?" I laughed so hard, I couldn't talk, but when I did, I told Kalisha she had better put her phone in a case instead of just in the bottom of her purse, where obviously, green suckers reside.
Besides the first few phones, she has had a pink Razor and then a red NV. She really wanted a Droid when she saw the commercial. I said they were too expensive. When we went to ABC Warehouse, they had a sign on the door....Verizon Droid / 99cents. Oh man, she was at that booth faster than a speeding bullet! She used an upgrade from another phone on our account and she got her Droid for $1.06 with tax. She was content for a few months but then decided that the Droid 2 was so much better.