It is shameful, but I am seeking help. Although I have a smart phone, I want to keep my land line until I die, here’s why:
- I’m blind as a bat: I have the biggest, brightest smart phone screen that was available 3 years ago when I bought it, but I still have to hold it at arms length in order to see anything. That makes it really hard to dial.
My land line has lighted buttons.
- I’m losing my memory: Not on the smart phone, but I can never remember to take it with me. If I do remember, then I put it down somewhere and can’t remember where I put it. Then I have to use my land line to dial my cell so that I can find it anyway. Then I have to remember to charge the phone. No can do.
I can follow the cord and find my land line.
- I’m getting senile: I figured out how to download a ringtone onto my smartphone. It plays Reasons by Earth Wind and Fire. When someone calls, I forget that it’s the phone and start dancing. Very embarrassing.
My land line rings (like a phone). I answer it (like Pavlov’s dog salivating.)
I know, I know that I need help, but I just can’t do it alone.
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