My fingers were helplessly trembling as I held it in my clammy hands. It was just the right size- not too big, not too small. As I touched it, I felt the excitement building up inside me even more. I was up all night playing with it. Varying sensations ran through my body as I imagined the happiness it would bring me in the coming days. That’s how wonderful I felt when I had my first… cellphone!
That was fourteen years ago, I think. I saved up enough money to get my first mobile phone. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I loved how I could get in touch with friends near or far with just a few presses on the buttons. I almost got calloused hands from all the endless texting.
Fast forward to today, I am a single mom with nothing better to do with her fingers. The mobile phone still continues to be a reliable and steadfast companion. When I come home from work, seriously craving for some adult conversation, I’d grab my phone and text a few of my friends.
I’m thankful that cellphones come with other nifty accessories. For instance, I love to listen to 80’s music as I go about and do the household chores, so my mobile headset has likewise proven to be an indispensable tool for me. I can listen to my favorite Tears for Fears tunes without having my daughter raise her eyebrows at me.
Whenever my daughter’s away at her dad’s for the weekend, I miss her so much that I find myself calling or texting her almost every hour or so. Sometimes I wish I had one of those inconspicuous spy headphones, so I can listen in on what goes on at the ex-in laws’ house. Well, that’s just me when I’m bored.
If I had the chance to get any new mobile phone accessory, it might have to be a good gsm booster. The signal at our place tends to get a little funky at times, right when I’m in the middle of a serious discussion with a girlfriend. Talk about perfect timing! I simply cannot have an erratic signal when I’m trying to get a point across.
Mobile technology certainly has come a long way. I can’t imagine how I as a single mom could live without a cellphone and other mobile accessories. I’d be disconnected from the people I love. Totally unacceptable!