Oh Cowboy… you are so cute in your wranglers with your FLIP phone in your pocket. Wait what?! A flip phone?? Yep…you folks heard it here first. Cowboy still uses a flip phone. And he is pretty darn proud of it! That same phone that was trademarked back in 1970 and was released in the 80’s. And that’s about how long I’ve been making fun of him for carrying one. Ok not really since I was only 12 years old when the flip phone debuted and at that time I was more worried about which color pom poms I was going to wear on my roller skates at the skating rink (because I needed to match from head to toe).
ME: Hey Cowboy, you know that one day you’re not going to have a choice but to trade in that old phone of yours right?
COWBOY: What are you talking about? This is the perfect phone. It’s easy to use and I don’t have to twit, text, email, snapbat or do the self thing.
ME: (nearly peeing on myself) I think you mean tweet and it’s snapchat and taking selfies.
COWBOY: I use a phone for what it was created for…to talk.
ME: Okay, I’m just saying that it might be time for you to flip your phone into the trash can. Ha ha, get it? Flip your flip phone?
COWBOY: Yep, I got it. And I’m just saying..not everyone can be as cool as me and have a flip phone.
ME: Oh jeez, here we go…
A couple of weeks later-
ME: What’s on your agenda for today?
COWBOY: I’ve got to take my phone in. The numbers are stickin.
ME: Good luck with that.
Now let’s just ponder this for a hot second…
Cowboy drives up to AT&T and walks toward the entrance where there is a friendly young female staff member holding open the door eagerly waiting to assist him.
COWBOY: (pulling out his FLIP phone) I need some help with this. The numbers are stickin.
YOUNG GIRL STAFF MEMBER: (looking at the phone like it is a small, palm sized alien in her hand) Umm sir, I’m pretty sure they don’t make these anymore. But would you like to look at a smart phone?
COWBOY: (taking his phone from her hand) A what? No thanks. (And he leaves).
Ha ha ha!!
Well you are NOT going to believe what Robin Roberts told me last week. And yes she is the same Robin Roberts that chats with me every morning on Good Morning America. She’s the real deal. And she informed me that they are bringing back the razor flip phone. Yep you heard it hear first folks…Cowboy will be back in style in no time!
And I’ll be able to continue my mockery of him.
’til next time y’all- Tammy