I am having a Mobile Moan

CarolStarred Page By Carol, 9th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/gof1ylu1/
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Let me introduce myself, I am a mobile phone, and my owner has been using and abusing me for years. But do you know what,just like a faithful dog, I still love him! Read on to find out more. because this is a true story.

I am having a Mobile Moan

When my owner picked me out in the phone shop, I was bright and shiny and new. He said he liked the colour blue, and I felt so proud. He took me home with him, and I was ready for my new life.

This was some 15 years ago, which is a long time in the life of a mobile. Most of my friends got chucked out after a year, new technology moves on, mobiles had cameras, then blue tooth, then were linked to the internet, and plain simple girls like me were not wanted any more.

But my owner is a bit old fashioned, he didn't want to access the internet from his phone, he didn't care about facebook or reading his emails whilst he was out, he just wanted to be able to communicate either by text or by calling someone.

How did he treat me?

I am glad you asked me that question, and the answer is appalling! Apart from forgetting where he left me most of the time, when he did find me, I was taken to building sites. He crammed me inside his pocket and subjected me to pneumatic drills, once I fell in a bucket of water, and even worse than that, mud, mud glorious mud, he dropped me right in it, then just to make things worse, he drove the digger over me.

Now you can see I was the one suffering all this abuse, so would you believe,it, every time he picked me up, shaking his head, and saying, " This phone has had it's day, I must upgrade to another one." I actually found that quite hurtful after all the faithful service I had given him

I felt very threatened when his friends showed off their new windows phone, all this new stuff, directions to get to places, weather reports, you name it, these new phone could do anything except clean your teeth. So I put up with all his abuse, after 15 years there is a bond you know, even if all the ,love was on my side, and I still worked ok, and he still kept me. I didn't even get upset when his 14 year old nephew said I belonged in a museum with him. I would go anywhere with him, I didn't care.

Yesterday was the worst day of my Life

So you've got the picture now, I am like a faithful dog, serving my owner as long as I live, and the length of my life depends solely on him. My shiny blue is no longer, my outer case has scratches, and even the button he uses to scroll is faded and worn. But still he keeps me, he must feel something for me.

Yesterday I was in his shorts pocket, and the lady of the house was doing the washing, so he changed his shorts so she could wash them, but he didn't check the pockets. Well I don't have a voice, but I am a bulge in his pocket, don't take that the wrong way, so she would surely notice that.

But no, I was flung in the washing machine amongst items of clothing i don't even want to talk about, Thank goodness i was inside the shorts pocket, as socks, and knickers were flying about everywhere, my embarrassment was hidden. I can tell you I couldn't wait to get out of there.

When the door was opened, my relief was short lived, as along with everything else, I was bundled in a washing basket, my screen was all cloudy, due to first hot water, and then cold, gushing over me. To my absolute horror another door opened, and we were once again shoved inside.

So once again, I was subjected to being flung about, and this time I had hot air blown over me for a couple of hours until like all the other items, i had been tumbled dry. Whilst still in a state of shock, I was removed from the shorts pocket, and then I heard them both blaming each other for not checking the pockets. Then those words I didn't want to hear were uttered..

" Never mind, it's time i got a new phone."

My shock at the betrayal was huge. Even after this latest abuse I still loved him, and wanted to be with him. How could he do this to me?

" Well check the sim card, that might work, and then you can put it in the new one."

Then I had an idea,, this was my last chance to prove myself. When the card was put inside me, I mustered every bit of energy. My outer case looked clean and new, and my silver button was shiny. When he pressed it I came to life,my welcoming ditty played, and their faces were a picture.

Then our lady rang the number, and my ring tone pealed out proudly, as I watched the amazement on their faces. I was still alive, indestructible me and then he spoke the words i had always longed to hear..

" Well I can't see a windows phone coming through all this,. I am never going to get rid of this little beauty how could I ?"
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Broken, Drop, Moan, Mobile, Phone, Sim Card, Tumble Drier, Washing Machine

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Very cool story. I thoroughly enjoyed every word.

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author avatar Carol
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you Steve,I hope it made you laugh!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Dang right, hang in their little buddy.

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author avatar Carol
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading Mark.

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author avatar M G Singh
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Nice post

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author avatar Carol
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you Madan

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
10th Aug 2013 (#)

brilliant and very funny with the bits that made me go Ahh . I think you can get the message here dear Carol . I have solved the problem with my old, pay as you go, mobile , which is purple and has no special features . ..that sits in one pocket , while my new one sits in another I can take pics with the new one ,( don't know what to do with them then , and am not connected to the internet yet ) At present there is harmony , as I haven't given my new number to everyone , so the old one still has a few that can reach me through it .
I really enjoyed this post very much ...dear Carol
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Oh thank you Stella, I' ve tried to make a joke out of a human error, this really did happen

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
10th Aug 2013 (#)

These kind of happenings make for happy reading .
A well deserved star dear Carol
Bless you Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Many thanks Stella

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author avatar Trillionaire
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Very nice story.

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author avatar Trillionaire
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Very nice story.

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author avatar Carol
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks Trillionaire

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author avatar Grumpybear
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Oh I loved this one. I am still smiling lol. :)

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author avatar Carol
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you Grumpybear

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
11th Aug 2013 (#)

well it really made me laugh Carol...thank you....

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author avatar Carol
11th Aug 2013 (#)

I am glad I made you laugh!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Humorous, witty and creative from start to finish, thanks Carol. This made my day! I follow the dictum - old is gold. I have a heartburn to trash anything that works - siva .

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author avatar Carol
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Bless you Siva, I think we can all relate to that

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author avatar Connie McKinney
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks for the laughs, Carol. I loved the parts about the washing machine. Very funny, creative and fun to read.

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author avatar Carol
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Glad you liked it Connie

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author avatar Mariah
11th Aug 2013 (#)

I think this is just brilliant Carol and it's so true..the straightforward sturdy mobile phones are indestructible.
The humour of this story is great. Well done, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks Mariah

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author avatar Carol
11th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks Mariah, I am pleased I gave you all a laugh!

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author avatar LOVERME
15th Aug 2013 (#)

now i know ...
why we all are in the blue
and love blue too ...
like blu tooth too...
blue moon ..
well of course you knew

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author avatar Carol
19th Aug 2013 (#)

hahah great Loverme!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Aug 2013 (#)

too true...:0)

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author avatar Carol
19th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading Delicia

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