Today I was out grocery shopping - alone. Which is how I like it since this way I can go through the Express Lane with 26 products (6 over) without having the boys chime in that I should not be in that lane. They would rather take the time to count every single item and make me go to another lane. (In my defense, I refrain from doing this if there is a line at the register so don't lambaste me.)
I glanced at my phone and noticed that it showed 5 missed calls. I immediately assumed (correctly) that they were from MB and I called him back. (One thing you need to understand about MB is that he will call 5 times in a row for something as simple as seeing a local TV news anchor at the RenFest so I knew not to panic. )
Then as I was driving home the phone starts making an odd sound. I quickly pull it out in order to avoid another missed call, only to realize it is reminding me about the voice mails. This is exactly the reason I have suggested that MB and VC not leave me any voicemails - because I am unable to check voicemail, having forgotten the code. The phone is in MB's name so to get the code reset would require him to contact the cell phone company, which is always a production (on my part).
The good news is that I finally figured out what the guy with the lines coming out of his head represents - a voicemail! Am I correct? I thought it had something to do with speakerphone since one day I accidentally put the phone on speaker and then noticed that symbol. (can anyone tell me what the symbol of the arrow pointing to the phone stands for? much obliged.)
I am truly not an ignoramus (although that may be hard to ascertain - especially if you are a regular reader of my blog ;-), it's just that I have never made it a priority to learn how the phone works. It is a phone that I have in case I am ever stranded on a overpass at rush hour with people honking at me, cotton hanging out of my ear following surgery and a malfunctioning (dead) car computer (as happened several years ago).
Bottom line is that I need to get VC to change my ring tone, as I cannot hear the current tone while the radio is cranked up to:
(which is incidentally my blog theme ;-)
And secondly, remind the 4 people who have knowledge of my phone number not to leave me any voicemails!
There. That seems like a good fix. This is exactly why I told the guys at Verizon that I wanted one of those granny phones. I should have stood my ground :D My next phone WILL be a granny phone.
Although by that point we may have a phone plan outside of the "emergency plan" that will enable me to send pictures to my email. If I had had that function enabled today, I could have posted a picture of a guy with a rather large gut dressed in a skintight yellow superhero costume holding up a sign for the Halloween shop while jammin' to tunes on his i-POD. Note to self: pack camera on next grocery trip.
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P.S. VC is totally kickin' a$$ at the RenFest :D