Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a pro

I’m pro at procrastination. I did get our taxes done weeks early so maybe there is some hope for me. Other things like oil changes and fixing stuff, I just don’t want to rush into them. Everything needs a certain amount of consideration time.

Oh the phrase, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a mantra for me.

The problem is I modify that phrase with “if it ain’t broke bad enough” or “duct tape will work”.

My latest example of this was my cellphone.

This one would be hard to drop or lift


Sometime this year, perhaps in February, I dropped my cellphone from a waist high pocket. Typically no big deal. This time it hit on the corner of the hinge just right (or wrong) and a piece of it cracked off. That same day I tried unsuccessfully to super glue the piece back on. No go - it would not hold so I resorted to a duck tape fix.

The duck tape fix was marginally workable. If you didn’t carefully hold the phone it would start to separate. I suspect if it fully separated it would probably never work again. I placed very careful calls for a many weeks.

Finally after too many “next weeks”, I took it to the Verizon store. I had a plan with both an option A and option B. Option A was to convince them that their long time customer should just get this too easily breakable phone replaced. Option B was to activate my last phone which I still had but had been replaced by the now broken newer model.

The good news - Option A was a success. They shipped my a new replacement phone within two days.


It was this clam shell type but a new version with no antenna stub


Once in awhile during a brief reflective mood, I’ll think about changing my less than appealing characteristic. A few seconds later I tell myself, yeah maybe next week.


Hey you overachievers - any advice?


another circus 

16 comments:

blueviolet said...

I'm your procrastination twin. I'm horrible about it. I put off the stuff I hate the most the longest.

lisleman said...

thanks for sharing - many people have this issue. Hey I did a "like" on FB for Nut in a Nutshell from my tiny FB page of Stop Music On-hold. Please join if you have a minute. thanks.

Bearmancartoons said...

I like that you are low tech on the phone choice like me.

Cheeseboy said...

I do think the phone companies are pretty good at sending out new phones. They don't cost them very much to make and it is better you getting a new phone than changing service plans or providers.

How do I know this? I don't even OWN a cell phone.

lisleman said...

I like the size and shape of the clam shell type. I do use the bluetooth and texting but I would rather surf the web with my laptop. The smartphone thing doesn't make sense for me. I wonder if the tracking issue will turn off people for using them - probably not.

lisleman said...

Wow someone who I'm certain is younger than me who does not own a cellphone. You are right that the companies make their money on the subscriptions of packages that you don't even use completely.

TheFusionTea said...

if It cracked for new one is nice tho

Mrs4444 said...

At least that huge phone would have no chance of landing in a toilet.

Glad they took care of you :)

Binky said...

"Always put off today what you can do tomorrow." Works for me.

lisleman said...

Overall it would have been better if it could withstand the drop. thanks

lisleman said...

thanks - yeah browsing the web on that smartphone would be ok with that screen. Oh knock on plastic I have not dropped one in the toilet yet.

lisleman said...

thanks for the support - well OK I know your support will be coming tomorrow or the day after

Grant said...

I haven't bothered to get a cellphone yet. That's precious time I could be using to drink beer and take power naps.

TechnoBabe . said...

Did you have the insurance on the phone?

lisleman said...

Years ago I was reluctant to jump on board but once I had one, I was hooked. Thanks for taking time from your power nap to share a comment.

lisleman said...

No - I don't think it is worth it. I'm not even sure what it covers but assuming accidents/lost are covered I still you are better off just buying a used one on e-bay until the replacement cycle comes around again. Now I've heard that the 2 year replacement cycle might be changing at Verizon. I thought the replacement was a good trade-off for a new contract.

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