I used to really want an iPhone.
I already have AT&T, so that wouldn't be a switch. But I have a BlackBerry for work, and I'm not really a need-to-be-connected-all-the-time person, so I just never did anything about it.
I know that the iPhone does all kinds of amazing things and there are apps for everything. And I find that pretty enticing.
But what puts me off is how annoying most iPhone havers are.
And how I don't want to be one of those people.
Have you noticed this?
Most iPhone people cannot sit in a meeting without fondling it, and checking it 57 times a minute. If you're out socially with someone who has one, they tend to pay more attention to it than to you.
Which makes me feel unimportant. And when I feel unimportant enough times, I stop feeling like you're all that interesting in my life.
But there is probably a Friend App for the iPhone, so real-life friends might not be all that critical.
And on top of all the iPhone fiddling with, I am tired of the word. It's in your hand the whole time we're talking. Do you also need to refer to it 17 times in conversation?
"So I was reading the Post on my iPhone..."
"I'm working from home this afternoon. I'll have my iPhone with me."
"Let me get a picture of that with my iPhone."
I've been mentally substituting the word "vagina" for "iPhone."
Colleague sits down at meeting, pats pocket, stands up. "I'll be right back. I left my vagina on my desk!"
It keeps me pretty amused.