As part of the Sunday Blog Share I’ve decided to re-visit one of my earlier posts. I changed my mobile phone and this was the result.
I’m pleased to report that I’m very happy with my sexy red phone now. [ It’ll probably blow up tomorrow!]
A huge thanks to Suzie for organising this great blog share. Check her out on Twitter @suzie81blog or @SundayBlogShare.
Thanks for stopping by here and have a great Sunday.
Until the next time.
Today, we all have mobile phones and when mine went on the blink about two weeks ago, I knew it was time to upgrade, as they say in the trade.[ You see I know all the lingo … don’t know what any of it means, but I can repeat it parrot – fashion, along with the masses.]
I spent about three solid days prowling the internet for the best deal [Yorkshire lass tendencies coming to the fore there]. I know … everyone else surfs the net; but I prowl – OKAY? Anyway, I eventually went back to the first phone deal, I had seen and dismissed, three days prior and opted to ring the order through. BAD IDEA!
A lovely young man talked me through the details and then talked at me, as I gradually became more and more confused. I really needed to sleep … badly. He then put me through to another lovely young man, who talked for about a month. I agreed to everything he suggested, just to get away from him.
So, I had a new mobile phone and a load of other things that I didn’t really want, or need, being mailed to me.
I had also opted to keep my same number. I could finally remember it and I couldn’t be arsed to contact everyone I’ve ever given my number to, and give them a new number, that I couldn’t remember. Anyway, it would be easier wouldn’t it? WRONG!
After doing three days of no – mobile – phone – cold – turkey, I finally got a SIM that worked, in the new red, sexy phone that I now proudly possessed. Like someone possessed, I rang my network provider, to finally get some action out of the dormant thing. [ Both the phone and the network provider.] I got through on the second ring and it went something along the lines of this:
Welcome to ……….. [ I’m not advertising here, just yet.] Please select from the following options:
- If you are sure you would like your phone to work.
- If you know where your phone is right now.
- If you have been tempted by a deal that is too unbelievable to miss.
- If you have a boil on your bottom.
- If you are not really sure what you want, but know that you want something.
- If you are just killing time.
- If your first language isn’t English.
- If you can’t remember what you are doing here.
- If you have lost the will to live.
- If you have rather stupidly selected to keep your original number, thinking it would be easier and quicker. Loser!
Rapidly, hitting number 10 on the keypad I was then told:
Okay, thank you for whatever you just did – it was very nice! I won’t keep you a moment. I’m just going to prat about on a pretend keyboard, supposedly inputting your information, into an imaginary computer system. Can you hear me tapping away on my keyboard?… because you’re a brainless moron aren’t you? And you need to be fed this sort of rubbish, to feel that you are getting good customer service.
Okay, I can now confirm that you have just signed your life away, for a red, sexy [ in your eyes] phone, that was on special offer, for the price of a five – bedroom mansion in Surrey… is that right?
I’m pleased to be able to report that I have just about recovered now … although that could still change, when I receive my first bill and discover that I also purchased a luxury yacht and open – top sports car at the same time.
All I have to do now is ring them and that non – existent woman will send me the keys!
BE MOBILE SAFE!
Until the next time.