I was watching an interview with Warren Buffet on television, and I am always interested in what he has to say. The one fact that he revealed that made me happy was that he still uses a flip phone. He could buy Apple and get any phone he wanted. But, no, he sticks with the flip phone.
Me, too. I purchased an iphone, brought it home and couldn’t even figure out how to charge it’s batteries. It felt like an intruder in my home, and I couldn’t wait to return it to Verizon. Which I did the next day.
I thought I was smart, but the phone is apparently smarter. Anyway, hardly anybody calls me, and when I am out I like being out-of-touch. My daughter knows how to reach me and that’s all I care about.
I figured out how to text(however awkward,) and can even take photos on my old reliable flip. I do feel embarrassed that I don’t own a smart phone, but I am afraid to try again. When I travel, I hide my flip and rarely use it. Phones have taken all the fun out of flying or traveling by train. No spontaneous conversations, just everyone being territorial with their electronics. I miss the old(like me) days.
Another thing I have in common with Buffet is that we both own Coca-Cola (KO) stock and like it a lot. When I was ten years old, my dad gave me some money to invest and I chose Coke. This turned out to be a good move, even today.
So, if you see my trying to hide my flip phone while talking on it, just remember that I am in good company.