My 'smart' phone is again tasking me. Driving me freaking nuts.
First, one day of use - on airplane mode - and its battery is critically low. Then, just trying to get past the password screen...arg. I feel like I'm a game show contestant on "Unlock that Phone!" Ready, set, begin....
The clock is apparently running. For how many seconds will it run. Who the hell knows? Select caps key - come on, caps key - geez, why won't it recognize my finger. Maybe if I try this finger -
That finger does nothing but draws surreptitious looks from other patrons. Time is done, though. The phone's screen goes dark.
Begin again. Caps key - yea, caps. Now, lower case, come on, lower case, okay characters - on, no, wrong character - delete - wrong character again, damn fat fingers - delete - wrong character again -
Time is over. You lose. The screen goes dark.
OMG, begin again - Caps key, letter, lowercase, letter, symbol - come on, symbol, please, the bomb is about to go out -
It usually takes four tries to get the password in to unlock the phone to find a signal to sync the apps to see -
No mail. I move the phone to check my calendar and call log and everything changes view, from vertical to horizontal. But I'm still looking at it vertically. I move it to and fro, trying to get it to return to the vertical. A message comes up telling me voice commands have been activated. Please speak loudly. Close. The app closes but the camera opens. Why? Who is controlling this phone? The phone goes dark.
The security holds for a while, so I just need to swipe the screen, you know, the future to protect us against drunk dialing and inadvertent calls to people you weren't planning to call. My phone still manages to call people sometimes. How? I don't know.
I close the camera and get to my phone log. What number do I want to call? the phone inquiries. None, I'm just checking the log. The phone buzzes. Facebook has a message. Your sister has posted new photos.
The screen goes dark.
Sorry, sis, your photos will need to wait.
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