Smart Phone? I Want A Dumb Phone

I’m over the ‘Smart Phone’ phenomenon.  Four months I have had one of these mini-computers, and I have to say that two things have occurred.  1) The novelty has worn off; and 2) The addiction and dependence has fully set in.  That is why the little sucker needs to go.  I am always playing with the son of a bitch, and really, it’s only a matter of time before I kill someone while driving with the damn thing.

Speaking of killing someone, I hit my first cyclist while driving a few weeks ago.  Happy belated birthday TW.  I was down in Santa Barbara to meet up with FC for an abbreviated surf trip, and while pulling over for FC while he missed a turn (presumably after eye-screwing a native Santa Barbara-an, I knocked a cyclist to the pavement.  Needless to say it was a terrifying few moments until I discovered that outside of a half pint of blood lost, the man was relatively intact.   (Can’t say the same for my pocketbook).

Fortunately for my psyche, I wasn’t texting, navigating, or playing Pac Man when I leveled the guy.  That would have introduced a level of shame that would have sat with me for a long, long time.  But it easily could have gone that way, and that is why my next phone is going to be the dumbest fucking phone possible.  

 I’m over it folks.    

BN


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