You’ve Got Mail!


First, I’d like to give a big shout out to all you readers and commenters.  Y’all sure do know how to make a girl feel encouraged.  Your e-mails and comments after yesterday’s post put a spring in my step and a Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper from Sonic in my hand.  Okay, so you didn’t put the tasty beverage in my hand, but I know you would have.  That little thirst quencher with the perfected ice has become a recent must have.  But, this is not my post at all.  It’s so unlike my writing style to chase rabbits or talk about things that have no significance whatsoever. 

You may or may not know that President Obama is a self-confessed Blackberry addict.  I hardly meet a smartphone user who isn’t addicted to its massive communication abilities.  I will just confess right now that I find it difficult to ignore the little “ding” my iPhone makes when I’ve got mail.  Then, there is mobile Twitter, mobile Facebook, and other random applications that seem to capture my attention.

KT can say nothing.  He tends to fall into a Blackberry coma most days.

Since President Obama is….well, like the President, there were some security concerns with his e-mails on his Blackberry being hacked into or a GPS being used to track his whereabouts.  Because of the president’s reluctance to give up his Blackberry, the National Security Agency approved a $3,350 smartphone for his use, humorously called the “Barackberry.”  I know.  Kind of cute.

Apparently, President Bush and others before him were forced to give up using e-mail while in office.  Humph.  Things I didn’t know.  And, for that very reason, I could never be president.  Well, and because attending all of those inauguration balls would keep me up past my bedtime.

I do think that persistent mobile phone use when you are around friends is rude.  I’m as guilty as they come.  Which, apparently, means I’m rude.

What do you think?  Do people like me – the mobile addicted sorts – bother you?

Do you have a smartphone or do you just {gasp} utilize your mobile to make calls?

15 Comments

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15 responses to “You’ve Got Mail!

  1. Judy

    I just know I am getting a Blackberry Curve!!!! The Storm is too heavy lol…I don’t like things in my ears lol…and I need to go to Sonic today and get me one a them Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry drinks in Sonic ice!!!!

  2. miket

    I am loving my blackerry! Its hard to put it down.

  3. Wendy Verdon

    My husband is addicted to the blackberry too. When we first started dating 11 yrs ago, he didn’t even have a cell phone, while me, I had one of the old bag phones first, then every 2 yrs the newest and best. Now that we are married, I still upgrade, but I don’t have the blackberry and since his work got him one, he is addicted and I am jealous! He says I don’t need one! Who cares what I need, I WANT ONE! Oh well, I really don’t need one, but it would be nice. I am sure I will eventually get one!

  4. Kevin

    (Standing up)…Hi, my name is Kevin….um….I’m an EA….um…..I’ve not used mine in….5 hours…um…I don’t see anything wrong with taking your email device with you ANYWHERE….um….it doesn’t hurt anyone…um….it doesn’t keep you away from your family, you can even be in the same room with your family….um….thats a good thing. EA=Email Aholics, there are meetings in most big towns……they are NOT in the phone book, you can use that very handy little device and go ONLINE to check for places and times……(sitting down)

  5. Dusty Takle

    Once you start receiving e-mails, surfing the internet, etc. on your mobile, there is no going back. EVAH.

    Judy, get that Sonic beverage today!

    Wendy, tell that husband of yours that you’d appreciate him limiting his Blackberry time at home since you don’t have one. I bet you get yours.

  6. Gailynn

    I am totally addicted to my blackberry – However, the one for the president that cost almost 3500 bucks of my tax dollars is over the top in this supposed economic times – ANYWAY!!!! mine only cost 30!! 🙂

  7. Amanda Morgan

    Hello everybody, my name is Amanda Morgan and I am a Blackberry addict. I turn it to Quiet when I go to bed but when my alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m. every morning, the first thing I do is check my emails, tweets and facebook updates. It is like my oxygen and water and if for any reason I am without it, my chest starts to constrict and I start to feel faint. I am anxiously awaiting for Alltel to be taken over by Verizon so I can purchase the new touch screen Blackberry. I am here today because my husband feels I pay more attention to my phone than I do to him. But between us, I will NEVER be without my Blackberry. Thank you.

  8. Haha! Well, being older, I have NO problem with blackberry, since I didn’t know what it was, or how to use it, I like just being a simple woman. haha! Anddd, the more you have, or use, the more responsibility, is how I look at it. Annoying to me? Not too much, except when someone is on one of those cellphones & I think they are talking to me and they are on the cellphone, I feel foolish when I ask, “Pardon me?” ha ha! Have a good weekend your own self! ilu

  9. Mom

    Well, I’m so far behind the times… I still have the same phone I’ve had for several years, can’t seem to get rid of it because it has John Henry’s voice on it when he was 2 saying..”Nan, pick up the phone, it’s JohnHenry” and when Buren calls me, Anna is singing twinkle twinkle little star..I’ve had many opportunities to get a new one(like Judy if you remember we were together and I flushed it down the toliet) lol But got it back up and running… However thanks to Dusty, her Dad is now hooked on blackberry…Yes, I know those of you know him would never have imagined that he would get one…(or much less learn how to use it)but he did… Im happy with my little voices right now.

  10. Dusty Takle

    Kevin, breathe in, breathe out. I feel your pain.

    Hiiiii Amanda. I feel like once we all get it out, we will be able to live in a harmonious smartphone symphony where everyone understands the other.

    Lynn, It’s even more confusing when someone is talking into their bluetooth device tucked conspiciously behind their ear.

    Mom, GET WITH THE PROGRAM. And, I’m very proud of dad. Even though he uses no punctuation in his text and e-mails. One small step for man. One, well…You get my drift.

  11. Bonnie

    Love, love, LOVE my BB. But, I want an iphone!!!!!

  12. Judy

    Seems like everyone the President talked to on his phone would need a special phone…..hummmmmmmmmmmm…I just think about things like that lol

  13. I know, I just learned that they had to give up email in the white house too! I totally decided to halt my dreams of becoming president.

    I used to complain about my husband and his crackberry, until I decided to get an iphone. Now I am trying to show a little more grace with him.

  14. Well my sis…I was so cool 2 weeks ago (for 6 whole days) when my hubby gave me his iphone. I should known it was temporary the way he looked at me each time I used it. I was in love! I now am back to my blackjack. It works, I can text, and do the other things that cool people do, but it’s just not the same. Can I just say….slummin’. (can you say that and still sound like an upstanding citizen?) Anyhooo…I want to say, YES it is so darn rude to use your phone when you are with a friend. Huge pet pieve here. Unless it is your hubby or someone calls 3 times in a row. Those are my rules! Ya know….

  15. SAW

    Need help! I am an I-phone user and love it (that’s not what I need help with). My wife needs a new ATT phone that is great for text. She does not want a smart phone. Just a great keyboard. Any ideas?

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