My New Cellphone

I am a simple man and as such, it doesn’t take much to confuse me.  Last year I bought a new cellphone because I needed Bluetooth to operate some functions in my car, but that’s another story.  This phone had more features then my old one like a camera and the ability to text.  I soon found that, to the world of high technology, I was an etch a sketch person.  This is kind of how my experience went.

I just got a new cellphone with features I’d not had
It’s a little flip up job with a full featured touch pad
I know how to make voice calls, but really became vexed
When I challenged the technology, and tried to learn to text

I found the message section and began to hunt and peck
I mean how hard can that be, typing’s not high tech
But as I entered letters, I quickly hit a wall
The words that I was typing did not show up at all

It seems the phone is programmed to guess where you are going
And regardless what you type in, that’s not what is showing
But that’s just the beginning, as I played with my new phone
I soon became intrigued with picking out my new ring tone

A lot of trial and error and at last a sound I had
That with all things considered, wasn’t all that bad
I waited for the first call and thought it would be fun
To listen to the strains of House Of The Rising Sun

But instead of my new ring tone, I strangely got a “ding”
Why would my cellphone do that, what happened to my ring?
After some inspection, as I’m still not too deft
I figured out the “ding” meant a message had been left

So now we’re back to that again, where does the message sit
How do I find out what it says, what keys do I hit
I tried to type “Hi how are you”, and got “Hit home art you”
I thought man, I can’t send that, now what do I do

Then I heard a “buzz” and wondered now what have I done
How many songs and beeps and buzzes does it take this thing to run
So I got the users manual and this is what I read
If you hear a little “buzz” your battery just went dead

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to My New Cellphone

  1. msmcword says:

    I have had my simple-to-use Tracfone for two years now, and I am still all thumbs when it comes to checking my voice-mail messages.


  2. laurie27wsmith says:

    Brilliant Bob, brilliant.


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