Missing my Blackberry…
About two weeks ago, well actually two weeks and three days ago I broke my blackberry curve. I’d had the phone about hmm nine months? on a 24 month contract, and guess what? I don’t have insurance. Why you ask? Because I’m a student and I can’t afford to pay an extra £15 a month to cover my phone… but here’s where my problem lies. I didn’t actually do anything to brake the phone. I’ve looked after that phone as if it was my baby, and I’m not one of those people who don’t take good care of there stuff. So don’t think I’ve been throwing it around or being reckless with it. I pull the phone out of my pocket to see a white fuzzy screen, great I think, the stupid thing has frozen again. So I turn it off and back on again… still the same screen. So I repeat the process but take the battery out as well, still broke! At this point I start panicking and get angry. Realising I’m not even half way into my 24 month contract I lash out and hit the nearest object… the wall. Great, my hands now cut and bruised and I’ve still got a broken phone. Resisting the temptation to throw the phone against the wall, or go and find a sledge hammer and smash it into pieces Triple H style, I calm down. Decide I’ll take it into Phones4U the next day and do my best to forget about it.
The next day I wake up, full of optimism that things will be sorted and my baby will be fixed. What a fool I am! When I take the phone into Phones4U the guy behind the sales desk laughs at me for not having insurance. Joking around, rubbing it in my face that my phone is broken. He also criticises my contract tariff, boasting that he could of gave me a better deal. He then goes on to explain how he’s had three I-phone 4’s because he has insurance and how he’s sold them to his ‘mates’ and made some money on the side… Here I am thinking well this is great but what about my bloody phone!!! In the end he mutters something about my blackberry being sent to Belgium and that it’s going to take 4-5 weeks to repair… What a joke!
Now I’m stuck using a crappy old Nokia, that has no camera, no internet, nothing at all. Apart from the facility to text and ring people, Oh and some shitty little flash light that doesn’t even work in the dark! (Yes I have tried it, sadly enough) I feel incomplete without my blackberry now and it’s beginning to grate away at me more every day. Many of my friends have had similar problems with their Blackberry’s and it makes me question whether it’s even worth having one… then I realise, I’m not one of those rich brats, whose parents buy everything for. Great, I’m stuck with what I’ve got, and what I’ve got isn’t good. To make matters worse the last time I went on a night out an attractive girl ‘gave me the eyes’. Thinking I had scored I pulled my phone out to turn around and see that in horror she had seen the phone and was subsequently ignoring me… brilliant, what’s next? The sooner I get my Blackberry back the quicker I’ll get my life back!!!
Here is a standard photo of my phone in all its glory!