I’ve decided the real money isn’t at General Motors or Toyota. Its at Samsung and Apple. Last weekend, 10 million Apple phones were sold. 1o million phones, not including the pre-sales. My daughter had her I6 before the weekend. Her year old, I phone 5 was woefully inadequate.
My phone is the Samsung Sidekick G4 (pictured above) it is 3 years old or 20 years old, if your under 30. It works for my extra large fingers. Many people bought those phones, but they have all moved on. So its me and my Sidekick G4, alone.
When ever I’m standing in a long line someone will invariably say. Oh my sister used to have one of those. Its as if I am using a cup and a string .
I recently stopped into a phone store to see if there was an adequate replacement for my G4 with my beloved keyboard, perhaps an G5 or G6.
No such luck……
My sales person knew phones, he could recite pixel’s, hertz’s, and screen sizes. He knew the different processors, the advantages one had over the other. Unlike other sales people I’ve encountered , he didn’t need a silly guide, it was all stored in his head.
I wanted to try to texting on a phone with my ginormous fingers ,but you cant on a display phone. Not a problem for my salesman. He owned two of the popular phones, they were in his pocket and before I could say how…. I was texitng. He reminded me of those old hair club commercials, not only was he a salesman, he owned several of the new phones!
Looking at the prices of these phones $600, I asked if he was married. After a brief blush, he said yes. He says he has bought three phones this year, which lead me to ask, what does your wife think about your obsession? He said, she doesn’t mind , the bills are paid and there is money in the bank.
His passion was contagious, he unlocked my inner Geek. A room I thought was welded shut. I was once 24, my passion was stereos and the latest in electronics. I spent nearly a thousand dollars on the first Beta Hi Fi (yes I SAID, it BETA!). I owned LaserDisk players. If Stereo Review said it was golden, I had to have it.
This man, unlocked my Geek, however, I’m not 24.
SIX HUNDRED BUCKS, to say HOWDY, or text howdy, really? My sidekick will do nearly every thing the current phones will do. but slower. After my un huh, to you can upgrade your phone in two years, he knew I wasn’t buying today. My reaction did not slow his enthusiasm.
On his wrist was the latest phone watch. I asked a dozen questions, he had five dozen answers and scenarios. He left me weak, if I had cash I would have been his phone bitch and bought anything he told me to.
I cursed him! Damm you Khan!!!!!
I am now surfing the net, in a few days I will know every thing phone watch, in a few weeks I will own one.
I have to stop now, my eyes are twitching again.