Last week when I went to take Addie home, I grabbed the wrong phone. I have an older phone but it has a purple case on it so I never grab it instead of the right phone, even though for some reason, the purple phone is sitting on the vanity in our bathroom. Every day I say to myself . . I wonder why that phone is in here.
In April, I got a new phone but dropped it twice – very hard falls, and it quit ringing and then started having a muffled sound so a couple of months ago, I had to get another new phone (and didn’t have insurance on the other one but now I do!). Vince, who thinks cell phones are luxury items and not necessities, was not happy about that purchase. But .. I got a new phone and it looks a lot like the phone I ruined.
When I got to Chad’s last week, Nicole handed me her phone and said “Call Vince”. I thought . . that’s odd. Why didn’t he call my cell phone? I called him. He was NOT happy. He had tried to call me and my phone rang . . in the living room. I said “I know I picked it up!” but figured I must have put it back down before walking out.
I got back in the car to leave, feeling a bit nervous about driving an hour and not having a phone but I looked down and . . there was a phone. The wrong phone that no longer has service but I knew I could call 911 if I had to make a call with it.
When I got home, Vince said “Put that phone somewhere so you don’t pick it up instead of the working phone!” The only reason I keep it is because I can take pictures with it, transfer them to the computer on the wifi and not have to use the new phone so much, especially outside where I’m apt to put it down and forget about it.
I put it in the drawer of my nightstand, never to be mistaken for the working phone again . . til today. I got it out to see if some of my old contacts might be on it.
Vince wanted me to go get my flu shot yesterday since, after he finished the grouting, we didn’t have anything going on so I said . . I’ll be brave and go to JoAnn’s too. I haven’t been in a store in what seems like forever. I want to stitch A Saviour’s Praise and, thanks to Jo for telling me that it uses Anchor floss, so I wanted to go by JoAnn and get the floss for it. My first thought was that I would get to JoAnn, pull up the chart at 123Stitch, and that will list the called for floss and I’ll be able to get it. Just before leaving the house, I decided to check 123Stitch because if they’re out of the chart, they don’t list the floss needed. Sure enough, they were out of the chart and didn’t list the floss needed. I grabbed my phone, ran downstairs grabbed the chart and took a picture of the needed floss, came upstairs, did a few more things and we left.
You’re probably guessing what happened next. We got to the mall, started to go into JoAnn’s and I realized I had the old phone. I told Vince . . oh, no! I have the wrong phone. He said “You HAVE to put that phone away!” But . . I did . . but, I got it back out. Just as he was getting really perturbed with my inattention to what I’m doing, I said “Wait! Maybe I took the picture with the wrong phone!” Still standing out in the parking lot, I checked and yes, I had the picture of the floss requirements.
Got the Anchor floss I needed . . everything was fine!
No. I haven’t put the old phone away. The phone is still sitting here right next to the working phone.
Nancy H says
You should get something to put on that phone that will make it different. Maybe one of those popsockets people put on the back of phones. Either on the good phone or the bad one but it would make it different enough so that you won’t mistake it.
The phones are not exactly the same. The new one is larger and has a different kind of back on it. I just need to pay more attention or, as Vince said, put the old phone away.
At least he isn’t bored!
Maybe a label that says, NO SERVICE?
Amy (Waunaknit) says
Put a large X (with bright duct tape) on the back of the old phone. Or see if Addie has a stop sign sticker. LOL
Nelle Coursey says
Get some bright red nail polish and mark it with an X.
That way you will know it is the wrong one!