Sunday, March 23, 2008

True Confessions--The Spring Edition

The guilt is killing me so I may as well fess up.

I recently got one of those Trac-Phones by Motorola. The phone is only $8.98 cents and you pre-pay the minutes in one hour increments for 20 dollars. It came with 20 minutes free and that's all I can afford so I don't get to really use it. I can't really give out my phone number.

But it will be nice to have if I'm ever in the car and have a flat tire I can call AAA. Or if I get locked out of the gate at work I can call and get buzzed in by somebody.

But the thing is, I'm so smitten with the idea of finally having joined the 22nd Century that I walk around pretending to be talking on my cell phone. I drive with it glued to my ear, giving every indication that I'm asking for directions to the Pentagon or asking someone how far apart her contractions are so that I can be there in time to deliver her baby.

I go out back to the laundry room or the garbage dumpster loudly exclaiming as if the person on the other end of the line is in a major crisis or just a very vehement story teller who expects vehemence in return.

Sometimes I just pretend that I have a best friend who wants a blow-by-blow tale of my every move. "Yes, yes," I say! "They are totally OUT of my kind of ink cartridge at the Office Max. I know, I know, I'm just going to have to try some place else."

You know, important stuff.

So, yes, I admit it.

I'm a Cell Phony.


Anonymous said...

if they gave the homeless cell phones to play, they would no longer look like crazy bums talking to themselves. they would look like busy business executives on a conference call. have you ever been in a restroom and thought the person in the next stall was taking to you, but they were on their cellphone? i really felt like a fool! hope you had a happy easter! ~~lisa

Joy said...

Are you really that funny? I can just see you walking around "BUY, SELL! BUY SELL!"

PEA said...

Just checking in on you...noticed you haven't posted in a long while!! Hope everything is ok!! xox