It is the worst time in 18 months. It’s time for me to upgrade my phone. This is stupidly stressful for the following reasons
- Nowadays, a phone is much more than a phone. A phone is a camera, a phone is a photo editor, a phone is an all around internet machine. In fact, I hardly ever call people from my phone – at least, not compared to the amount of people I tweet from my phone. So, it’s important that my new phone can do the things (you know, the ones my old phone did perfectly well this whole while).
- Everyone has an opinion; camp iPhone, camp Android. Those poor souls that have windows phones. Everyone has an opinion on what phone you should get and will judge you based on what you end up with. Furthermore, whenever next my new phone goes on the blink (probably because I’ve dropped it for about the millionth time) there’s always that asshole who goes “well, you shoulda got a *insert phone and model here*”. Whatta jerk.
- All of the networks want to force me into a 24 month contract. I can’t even commit to breakfast cereal, how can I commit to the same phone for TWO WHOLE YEARS?
- The pressure to get an iPhone. Should I? Shouldn’t I? It sure would be nice to sync my phone to my laptop, but do I really want to be that much of an apple fangirl? And, let’s not ignore the overarching guilt that this is all just the biggest and most awful first world problem.
Conclusion: phones are stupid, I’m reverting back to snail mail.