Ten Things I Have Learned About My iPhone
- The first thing you must do if you have teenagers in the house, label your cord, headphones and charger gadgets with a sharpie on the rubbery parts of the cords. I say a sharpie because on the shiny parts, sharpie ink can get rubbed off. Not that anyone in my home would purposely de-label my things. But in case it innocently happened and you found yourself like me, wasting hours of my life looking for my lost cord. Paperboy had come down with amnesia. He thought my brand new cord looked like his old beat up electrical taped one. Next time, I will check his room first.
- Be ready to embarrass yourself and crank call your friends 3 times a day. As I was trying to figure out how to save a few new contacts, I accidentally called them. When this happens and it is a business client, don't hang up on them. Be prepared with a cheery explanation. I had to confess my ignorance, thankfully, she could relate to it.
- Hide your headphones from your kids. They will try to steal them and stick them in their ears. EEEWWW, now that is just gross. I'll share my candy bar with them, but not my ear wax.
- Do not try to talk on the phone while in the bathroom, the risk of dropping it is great. It is very slim and it will make a big splash. For me it would be like tossing my phone and my camera in the toilet.
- Checking my email, just because I can, while driving sets a bad example for my kiddos. This is a no-no.
- Owning an iPhone only magnifies the desire to own an iPad. Resist the urge. I am taking Jon Acuff's advice from his new book: Anything beginning with a lowercase i is not considered an emergency. I cannot raid the emergency fund to purchase one.
- I never thought my fingertips were chubby until the past few weeks. I now understand the humor of auto correct spelling jokes.
- Angry birds has the most annoying background sounds. I see no reason for it's popularity. The noise is like fingernails on a chalk board, especially when one has a head cold.
- Six-year olds who are being too quiet need to be checked on. The could be buying apps or playing Angry Birds on your phone. Better yet, hide your phone. End the temptation.
- To remove an unwanted app like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope, hold your finger over it until it starts quaking. Then click on the X. Easy beans. That's all I really know about my iPhone.
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