Sarcasm humor rant : Getting used to a new phone.

My daughter gave me a new phone for my birthday.  As a reminder, she manages a cell phone store.  Had I been visiting her, there would have been a phone ready with everything I needed before I left her home.

This time, I wasn’t that lucky.

Sadly, she lives in the middle mid-west, aka Tornado Alley: 1200 miles and 17.5 hours away by car, 3 days by bus.  That’s a long way to go for a new Galaxy phone.

I’ll shorten a VERY long story:  Getting the new phone wasn’t easy.  After waiting 1 hour the first day (and getting nowhere) and 1 1/2 hours the second day (and getting somewhere sloooowly), the cell phone store finally had my phone ready — and almost everything was transfered over…

…except the ringtone, and how to use the D@#$%d thing.

Being technologically inept, I’m still trying to understand simple things (like how to turn the phone on and off), but I did manage to take a few pictures.

Today was $5 off of $25 day at Dollar General.  If you’ve never seen a Dollar General,  this will give you a visual.  In the countryside of Florida, they are ubiquitous.  

There are three within 15 miles of each other and, no, I didn’t go to Mars for this photo.

Just before leaving the house to shop, I used the camera in my phone to take a picture of a hitchhiker that had made himself at home in my car.

It only took me 2 hours to figure out how to send this picture to myself so that I could put it into “My Pictures” on the computer.  Then, I had to upload it to WordPress.

Now all I have to do is upload the ringtone for my phone that fits my personality.  This is the one I’ve used for the past 15 years: