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since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Monday, September 11, 2006

wherein nick's day was made.

Before we bought our house, nick and I turned off our cell phones. For good. That was three and a half years ago. We wanted to save money for more important things like a mortgage and food. A year ago, after a two and a half year hiatus, I reentered the world of wireless. And being the good husband that he is, Nick waited patiently for his turn to jump on the same old bandwagon and also bought me an I-Pod Nano. He’s great, right? Well, he finally got his turn Saturday.

The entire event of going to the cell phone store and getting the phone he wanted made him giddy. He was glowing and bouncing and in a hurry to get there. Once there, he immediately chose the phone he wanted that triples as a PDA and an MP3 player, and then we chose the service agreement we wanted. The whole time, I was sitting there, talking to the sales guy, making the big decisions, and nick was just pretty much glowing in the moment. The cutest, best part of the entire experience happened as follows:

So, we’re sitting there at the consul, and the guy is reading us the contract, you know, making sure we knew what we signed up for. He’s going through how many minutes we get per month and how much it costs if we go over. He tells us how much Internet service costs per month and he’s really trying to up-sell us. So, he turns to a capricious Nick and says “So, do you want to send text messages?” To which Nick replies “YEAH!!” and then I kind of chuckled and was like “Hey, honey, that costs more.” To which he replied “Oh, I’m so glad you’re here.” We regretfully declined the text messaging feature and the Internet and anything else they tried to get us to sign away two years of our life on. And we signed the contract and were on our merry way. Nick is now connected and I don’t believe he has stopped looking at his new phone since he first picked it up. I think he’s smitten.

2 Comments:

  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Kat said…

    Don't you just love boys and their toys? Mine is the same way. Only problem is that there's always a new toy on the horizon!

     
  • At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Whitney said…

    I found this post awesome. No one in LA would ever EVER give up his or her beloved cell phone. I barely know how to use a landline anymore.

     

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