A life without technology is not one I am prepared to live in
My sister Staci needs an intervention. A texting intervention.
Over the weekend, while laying by Karina the Russian’s pool, we realized just how bad she has gotten. Her face is always in her phone. The girl can’t even pee without her damn phone. I mean, it’s boarder line scary.
I think I told her more than once I was going to throw her phone in the pool if she didn’t stop texting.
Anyway, we are laying by the pool and she says she has to leave to go to a wedding reception with my mother because she is the good daughter. We agree that we should all go to a movie together later and she leaves.
Karina and I find the movie time and location that will work best. We figure if we just text Staci the details there shouldn’t be a problem with her meeting us there.
However, being the beautiful blond that my sister is, she accidentally left her phone in my parents car. Which wouldn’t have been a big deal except that they had dinner reservations to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary mom and dad!!!) leaving her phone-less and in an all out panic.
Trying to remember what people did before cell phones, Staci drives to three different gas stations before she finds a working payphone. She gets change from the clerk for a dollar and calls my phone. I didn’t answer so she calls Karina’s phone. She didn’t hear it and didn’t answer but Staci left her a message so we are now aware that she is phone-less and scared.
Side note: did you know payphones now cost .50 cents? WTF?
Honestly I am just impressed she remembered both of our numbers by heart. That’s more that I can say.
Next thing I know I’m sitting at dinner with Karina and we are feeling super bad for our poor, freaking-out, lost Staci. Then, I get a text message from my brother-in-law.
Apparently poor, freaking-out, lost Staci is also uber resourceful. She went home, got on Facebook and sent out a mad request to whoever was online and could contact us for her.
When we finally reunited with her she was still notably traumatized by the whole event.
Some sisters are comforting at times like this. I left the comforting to Karina while I snapped a few pictures.
My crazy sister… she is like a modern day pioneer woman. She survived four hours without a phone!
If that aint roughing it in this day and age, I don’t know what is.