Friday, February 21, 2014

My Dumb Phone

With my dumb phone
I can call,
and send texts,
but that is all.

My ancient phone
has no data plan.
Of 4G networks,
I’m not a fan.

No GPS,
I use a map.
Instead of music,
I hum and clap.

No calendar,
I’m fashionably late.
Don’t need video,
memory’s still great.

I prefer
my dumb phone,
‘cause my info
stays all my own.

20 comments:

  1. This is nice! It puts things in perspective and it made me stop and think about my own phone. Thank you for sharing, Bridget! =)

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    1. Thanks, Fats! I think it is interesting to think about the role technology plays in our lives. =)

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  2. A fun look at the pluses and minuses of dumb phones, Bridget. :-) I especially got a kick out of "Instead of music, I hum and clap."

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! My humming and clapping are something else...just ask my girls! = )

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  3. Ha ha - Fun, Bridget. Beware of the siren calls around the bend, though - sending silly pix and videos back and forth to your college kids out of town becomes addictive! ;0)

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! So true, technology has a way of becoming addictive - especially when we share it with our kids. = )

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  4. Hah! What fun. Up until two years ago, I didn't even have a dumb phone. I got by with a landline and smoke signals. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! Smoke signal emoticons must have been tricky. = )

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  5. So true about that last buit, but I am devoted to my "smart" phone...sadly, perhaps?!

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    1. I know, Tara, Smart phones are way of life these days. I'd have one if I could afford it! = )

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  6. I would not want to get along without the smartness of my phone. Love taking pictures and emailing or texting them immediately, finding out where I am, finding a place to eat, updating my blog on the run, ending an argument about the meaning of a word, enjoying FaceTime with 2 year old grandson so far away, etc. I don't know if I can go back now...
    That being said...I loved your poem!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! It is amazing what these phones can do. I look forward to enjoying those perks when I join the 21st century. LOL!

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  7. It's only been a while, but I am hooked on my smart phone, the only phone I now have. Weird not to pick up a phone in the house on a stand anymore. I love your ode, though, you've saving lots of money! And, I do worry about the kids & no longer reading maps-seems like a skill going away!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! We will get a Smart phone at some point when we can afford it. But for now, I am content to only regulate my 16 year old's texting instead of internet usage on the go. That will come eventually. = )

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  8. Ha, ha! I remember the days when a "princess" phone was the new big thing!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Mickey Mouse phones were all the rage when I was a kid. Now kids don't even have land lines! = )

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  9. So cute!
    We still have (we don't use it -- just keep it around for posterity and fun) an old rotary phone. My 11 yr. old still plays with it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I haven't seen a rotary phone in ages! What fun for your kids. Those were the "smart" phones back in the day. = )

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! I appreciate your kind comment. = )

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