Toney and I have been eligible to upgrade our phones for a month or so, and Verizon is bombarding us with “reminders.” I think we’re going to take the plunge in the next couple of weeks and, as usual, I’m hemming and hawing.
We can get a pair of Droid Razr phones for $150, which is a hell of deal. They were $299 each a couple of months ago. But I didn’t really like the way it felt in my hand, when I played with one at the store. It was so big and flat, it reminded me of a graham cracker. But I’m willing to give it a second look. Do you have the new Droid Razr? What’s your opinion?
Amazon is also offering the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for $99, which is a great price. It costs $299 at Verizon.
And, of course, there’s the iPhone, which continues to tempt me. It’s all very confusing… I’ll have to live with whatever I choose, for two years. And that’s a long time, when it comes to gadgetry. So, I always have a difficult time getting out of the can’t decide phase, when upgrade time gets here.
Do you have any strong opinions about the current Verizon smartphones? Please help confuse me further, won’t you? Use the comments link below.
Toney put a block of dark chocolate in my lunch on Valentine’s Day. It was some sort of fanciness (long gone, of course), with big grains of sea salt mixed-in. It was unusual, and I liked it. I’d never had chocolate with sea salt in it before, but I’m craving more as I type this. Good stuff.
I used to hate dark chocolate, but now I love it. And I can’t really think of too many foods that I changed my opinion about, so drastically.
Oh, I could probably list Long Island Iced Tea. But I never really “loved” them, I just drank ’em to accelerate the get-drunk process. I do, however, hate them now. Just the smell of one makes my stomach churn. But that’s because I got shitfaced on the evil things one night in 1983, or thereabouts, and vomited myself inside-out at a carnival. Almost 30 years later, it still sits high atop the ‘no fukkin way’ list.
Do you have any food or drink that you’ve dramatically changed your opinion about, through the years? We’ll need to know about it. Especially the non-alcohol items.
And I remembered something from the deep recesses of my Long Island Iced Tea-ravaged brain last night, which I hadn’t thought about in decades. If you’ve worked retail (and who hasn’t?) did you ever encounter a quick-change scammer?
You know what I’m talking about, right? Some guy — always a guy — buys a small item with a twenty or a fifty, and immediately starts having second and third thoughts about how he wants his change dispensed. In no time the cashier is confused as shit, and usually ends up giving the guy an extra ten or twenty bucks.
I think I fell for it once, but had it attempted on me multiple times. I hate to be outsmarted in those kinds of situations, and refused to allow it to happen a second time. I always recognized what was going on, and would frustrate them by paying close attention. That’s usually all it takes.
One time, however, at a convenience store in Dunbar, I encountered a real pro. He looked like 2Pac, and was the best I’d ever seen. I ended up closing the cash register and threatening to call the cops. He just smirked at me, and walked out. I’m fairly certain he didn’t get any extra money, but he was good, real good. I think I might have saved myself by refusing to do battle. A man needs to know his limitations…
Do you know what I’m talking about here? Have you ever had someone attempt this scam on you? Usually it just requires a bit of concentration to block, but a professional will flat-out mess with your mind.
And I was talking with a woman at work recently, and she told me about a baby shower she’d attended the previous weekend. She said they played a game in which five disposable diapers were passed around, with a candy bar melted into each. And they were supposed to guess the bar, for fun and prizes.
She said people were putting their whole faces into the diapers, and taking deep whiffs. Supposedly the ones with peanuts almost made her barf, and she was only able to correctly identify one: Kit Kat. “Because of the wafer.” She was appalled by the whole thing, and was reportedly sick to her stomach for an hour afterward. Heh.
And I’m going to call it a day, my friends. I’m struggling with this one… I can’t form no sentences too good. Sheesh.
See ya next time, whenever that happens to be.
Have a great day!