The new iphone somethin’ just came out. Do I upgrade or not? There’s a line around the block to upgrade. Upgrading must be a good thing. So many people are doing it. Do I go with Apple? Do I go with Windows? Or how about Android? Whatever I choose, I want it to be an improvement. I wonder, are cell phones the only thing that can be upgraded? I don’t think so!
You can upgrade your car. You can upgrade your software. You can upgrade your airplane seat. You can upgrade your hotel room. You can even upgrade your house. But you can upgrade, oh so much more…
I know a young man and I won’t mention any names because he probably reads this blog. And Lord knows, I would NEVER intentionally offend anyone, but I’ve watched this young man go through several girlfriends. The first one was okay but she turned out to be a kleptomaniac. Not really a good thing. Eventually when several items began disappearing they broke up. He got a new girlfriend several weeks later. She seemed nice. I pulled him aside and told him the good thing was he had upgraded his girlfriend. He found that humorous.
Now, I like the show, South Park, as well as anyone. My favorite episode was when Cartman (he’s not fat, he’s big boned) pretends to have turrets syndrome so he can say whatever he wants. Yep, you guessed it. The next girlfriend had an occasional (if not intentional) bout of turrets. Yeah, every now and again random and somewhat loud inappropriate outbursts of foul language unexpectedly popped up. The relationship didn’t last long.
Soon, he ended up with a new and improved girlfriend. I pulled him aside and congratulated him of once again upgrading his girlfriend. He just laughed.
Now, I like Disney as much as the next person. But this girlfriend’s voice sounded just like Minnie Mouse. Every time she spoke I got rightfully agitated. He finally broke up with her. I guess his ears couldn’t take it.
Again, he ended up with a new girlfriend. She seemed okay (for a ginger). Once more, I told him he had upgraded. He found that amusing. He soon learned that she happened to be a psycho. Thank goodness they broke up before honeymooning in the Bates Motel.
Now, he’s dating a school teacher – and she’s a dog person. That’s what I call an upgrade and I explained that to him. I think he finally understood. So far so good.
You see, upgrading a cell phone may be fun but it’s hardly most important. You may be one of the lucky ones who finds their soul mate on the very first try. If not, I recommend upgrading until you do. Take your time. Do it right.
Enjoy your cell phone. Enjoy your life. Upgrade when you need to and know when you don’t.