The other day at work, my boss handed me a coupon for a free loaf of bread from a local bakery. Never one to turn down coupons or carbs, I accepted with enthusiasm.
So I venture out to a shopping center I’ve never visited to pick up said loaf. Red light. I whip out my phone to do what else? Check twitter. I’m 47% sure it’s not illegal to check your phone while driving if you are stopped at a red light.
Battery life: 1%
How does this happen to me? How?
Oh right, because I never charge my phone ever. I need to join underchargers anonymous. It’s getting serious, people. <–Really wanted to say y’all there. Don’t know why.
And that’s when I realized:
I am completely and totally dependent on my phone.
With my phone now dead and no GPS available, I could not think of how I would ever find this shopping center, a mere 6 miles from my home.
For a moment I thought about stopping at a gas station to get a map. Then I realized that without a little blue arrow directing me, I have no idea how to use a map. Also, do gas stations even sell maps anymore? I ruled this option out immediately.
Then I thought, I’ll just pull over and ask someone. But pride told me that driving around aimlessly would be a much better idea. Wow, I kind of sounded like a dude right there.
At this point I wondered if perhaps I should give up my quest and head home. Or to the nearest grocery store to buy a $2.99 loaf of fresh bread. But nope, I’d rather drive around for an hour than give up free food. Especially carbs.
Eventually, only one wrong turn later, I found the bakery based on my bosses vague verbal directions. Lemme tell you, WORTH IT.
This kind of got me thinking of all of the other things I would not be able to do without technology (mostly my phone). The list is more than embarrassing:
Basic Math i.e. if this top is 20% off of $14.99, how much is it?
What time it is
Any ones phone number besides my Mom’s
Take 1,632 pictures of Archie
Diagnose myself with 7 rare illnesses
Know that the girl who was mean to me in high school has 2 kids and gained 50lbs
Find out that we shouldn’t have let Archie eat 3 corn cobs on Memorial Day
The internet has been at my fingertips for my entire life.
Alright, I’m not 100% on when the internet was invented but I also don’t remember a time before we had Google. Given that, it’s a wonder that my generation is capable of being functional human beings at all. I’ve googled everything I ever needed to know. And a whole bunch of things I didn’t.
Archie enjoys the humor of Mindy Kaling and doesn’t like when people read over his shoulder.
It’s also a wonder that Naveed and I killed the whole loaf of bread in one sitting. No wait, that’s just normal.
I guess what I’m getting at is, in the event of an apocalypse or if all the satellites fall from the sky, I’ll be the first to go.
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Tina really should be a lawyer, but instead, she’s a teacher. And the silly thing you simply must know? She spent a summer writing Hanson fanfiction. You really can’t find anyone being more honest on their blog than Tina, especially after she admitted that. So go check out Like Ordinary Life to remind you that in this crazy blog world, there are still some bloggers that are still 100% genuine and 100% awesome.