I made the decision I was sweating out on Monday. Like I said, it wasn’t life changing, just a new cell phone. But, with four kids, I don’t spend money lightly. Here I am with my new LG Dare.
Why the Dare? Well here was my thought process and a peak behind the madness that is Brian Crisman. And another example of how God gives us little gifts.
It all started when I got an early upgrade offer from Verizon. $50 off the price and a $50 mail-in rebate. I’d already decided to upgrade when I could and had been saving my birthday money. Originally, I wanted a smart phone so that I could stop carrying around a PDA, a cell phone, and an iPod, and I wanted a full keyboard for texting. Since I can’t afford an iPhone, I thought I would go with a Palm phone. The only one I could afford with my saved birthday money was way to small. I could only hit the keys with my fingernails. Cut those and I’m in trouble. The more expensive ones were huge, anyway, and I wouldn’t want to carry one of those around. That would be like one of those guys we made fun of in middle school who wore the huge G-Shock watch while everyone else wore Swatches (remember those?). I had the cool Coke watch with the tuxedo guy and a can of Coke. Anyway, where was I? O, so smart phones were out of the picture. Then, I tried the Dare. It was love at first sight. Touch screen. A 3.2 megapixel camera and 640×480 video. Perfect for blogging. The price, not bad. With my discount offer, my saved birthday money, and the money Sonya had wanted to spend on me, it was in reach. But, it won’t sync with Microsoft Outlook. So, I had a big decision to make. Two paths diverged in a cell phone store. One went to media euphoria, the other to Outlook paradise. I labored. I lost sleep. I wrestled. Yes, I prayed. I take everything to God.
So, here’s the short of it. I decided on the Dare. Even minutes before, I was doubting myself. When I went to the store, my guy wasn’t there so the boss helped me all the while assuring me that my guy would get the credit. He also assured me that he would match the original deal (which was only intended for the online store). When he rang up my purchase, he’d actually given me a much better deal. I didn’t spend but a few dollars more than my saved money. God is good. And besides the fact that Kate woke us up like 12 times last night, I slept in peace. Thank you God. You are so good.
And for you critics out there, I tried to take a much better picture this time.