Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 251

When I was out running errands today, I noticed that school is back in session. I'm going to have to change some of my regular driving routes. When school is in session, the roads near elementary schools become totally gridlocked as parents queue up in a long parade of SUV's to drop off and pick up their kids from school. I used to walk, or take the bus, or ride my bicycle to school, but I guess that isn't done anymore. I'm sure it's a safety issue, but it's kind of a shame too. Walking home from school used to be one of the most enjoyable parts of the day. I think I only lived a mile or so from my elementary school, but the walk home often took hours because I would always stop at various friends houses along the way.

The only good thing about the traffic jams surrounding the schools is that it's just about impossible to get a speeding ticket for going too fast in a school zone. I felt no urge to speed today though. I wasn't late to a meeting. I was just going to the post office to pay some bills and then to the Hoover store to buy some more vacuum cleaner bags. There was one more thing on my list too. I decided it was finally time to buy an iPhone.

I thought that by waiting this long, all the long lines at the Apple store would be ancient history. Wrong! The new iPhone's were in stock and available at the Northpark store, but there was still a line of people inside the store patiently waiting to buy one. The Apple folks have a way of making you feel like it's a privilege to hand over your money and walk away with one of their technology toys. In all the years I've been buying stuff at the Apple store, I've never ever seen anything on sale.

The iPhone may end up being a big waste of money, but I'm trying to be optimistic. I have a friend who says buying an iPhone changed his life. Most of the people I know who use an iPhone have more business than I do. Maybe my iPhone will be lucky for me as well. It certainly didn't hurt to get an iPad a few months ago. I initially thought that purchase was frivolous as well, but the iPad has already more than paid for itself by helping me land two new clients.

My photo shoot at the medical clinic has been rescheduled for tomorrow. They seemed happy when I told them that it wouldn't take me all that long to take the pictures they needed. I'm happy too. If it's speed they want, I won't have to lug all my big heavy strobe lights and backdrops up to the clinic.

I wonder how long it will take for someone to call me on the iPhone. I've had that Skype phone for months now and still nobody's used it for anything.

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1 comment:

  1. Ring, ring... here's your first call! Ain't technology grand?