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Differently Abled Phones November 1, 2012

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Back when I had a phone that was underachieving (we shouldn’t say that phones are not smart–they are each smart in their own special way), I had a charming rendition of that song from the film “Juno” as my ringtone.  “Anyone Else But You.” Now that my phone is smart, I have the wireless company ringtone. And the phone constantly tells me that it has no memory left.  I think that it is rubbing off.  It is making me stupider and less able to remember things.  It’s not an i-phone. I have a kid in college.

And yet, despite all of my phone’s  faults, I can usually place a phone call.  I particularly enjoy calling parents of my students right from my desk, which is, shockingly, less enjoyable for them.  I patiently tell them that, as a mom, if my son was behaving in the way that they had been, that I would want to know.  My moral mandate for parent phone calls.

There are a few snags in the parent phone call scenario, at least with my demographic.  If I worked in suburbia, I would have eleven contact pathways to parents.  Don’t get me wrong—I accumulate eleven different contact numbers by the end of the school year, but it’s a  process.  A process that sounds something like this: “The Cricket phone number that you have reached is no longer in service.”  Slightly better: the phones that greet one with graphic, f-bomb laden rap to soothe the weary soul, and then take your message, wishing that you may “Have a blessed day.” Just a small cathedral moment. It is quite spiritually uplifting. It makes one want to just go home and watch election messages on television.

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One Response to “Differently Abled Phones”

  1. javaj240 Says:

    LMAO! I love the “Have a blessed day!” after the rap lyrics. So funny!


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