Written by Guest Blogger, Grace of Sandier Pastures & The Parenting Diaries
The lady sitting beside me in the bus was shocked (probably disgusted?) to see my cellphone. We’ve been chatting to while away the time as the journey seemed to take forever because of the traffic gridlock in the evenings. She knew what my work is here. Heck, she even assumed my salary when I declined to answer that delicate question. People here just don’t stop asking for your salary even though you’ve just met them for the first time!
The current phone I have is a very simpleand I think it’s the cheapest in the market. It’s black and white, with no fancy features,no music player and no camera.
“How come you don’t buy a more sophisticated phone? I am sure you can afford an N95!”
But what’s wrong with my phone? It’s been functional for years and I don’t find the reason to throw it just because of some sophisticated unit with half the features I won’t even be using. If the phone can make and receive calls and send/receive SMS, it is enough in my vocabulary.In my cellphone use history, I have only changed a couple of times and that is when the unit really broke down.
Do people really throw away cellphones just to upgrade to the latest new version? I mean there’s nothing wrong with keeping up with technology and having a sassy phone. I even love to look atand curious to try myself.
But what do you do with the old phone when you buy a new one?