I often make a joke about what would happen if all of our modern electronics suddenly stop working. Do you know what would happen? We would be thrown back all the way to the 1970s.
Some people feel that modern electronics is more of a hindrance than it is a convenience. I was able to decide for myself this week as my incredible four-year-old phone’s battery died. As I began to miss important calls, and meetings with my accountability coach, I started to feel the years melting backward.
Four years is not a long time, yet I started by looking at getting a new phone. Because I was in the middle of a plan change, I was not authorized to purchase a new phone online. I was told to go to a local store.
I went to a store in the mall, and the clerk advised me to go to the repair center for a new battery. The repair center was amazed that the phone’s battery had lasted the four years and they asked me what I wanted to do. It turns out four-year-old phone batteries are not always available, even at the repair center.
The people at the repair center were very kind though. They checked out my account online and helped guide me to a phone that would do what I needed and fit into my limited budget. They made the transition fast and even transferred my apps and data from my old phone to my new one.
I truly appreciated the folks who helped me, and I am in a far better place than I was two days ago. For now, I am comfortably back in the electronic age and ready to move forward into Tomorrowland.
If you have a chance, please give me a call.
I hope we can be together again tomorrow.