Friday, August 13, 2010


Dragged Rojo to the Verizon store with me for about the umpteenth time this summer. I have qualified, and needed, an upgrade for my cell phone for months, but each time I go in there I get overstimmed and walk out.

Now that I've (finally) discovered the wonders of texting (NEHBM of a phone that does not require TALKING), I really wanted one with a full keyboard. So, Rojo and I went in fully caffeinated, freshly peed, fed and rested and tackled it yesterday morning. He was darling, pointing out all the "flip" phones and really pushing me towards all the ones that came in shades of red.

At last we settled on pretty much the most basic phone they have that can text with a keyboard, and he was jumping up and down with excitement as we finished the transaction, so excited for me.

On the way home in the car he says, "My friends all have cell phones. M. has a cell phone, G. has a cell phone, K. has a cell phone..."

I couldn't tell from his tone if he was hinting around (not his style) or merely informing me (totally his style). Finally I asked, "Rojo? Do you want a cell phone?"

"What in the hell do I need a cell phone for?"

Point well taken.


Deb Shucka said...

That made me laugh so hard I almost spit my coffee on the screen. What the hell indeed!

Did you get red?

I love that he was so excited for you.

Elizabeth said...

I adore him. Especially his salty mouth.

Drama Mama said...

I love that he is a little cussing Buddha.

kario said...

Had to share this with Eve. She got a huge laugh out of it, too. What a love that boy is!

jess said...

I would follow him on tour. Seriously.

Amber said...

I LOVE that kid.


Suzy said...

LMAO!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!

I'm with Deb!

That kid is a riot!!

When does he get his own show?

Love you


Wanda said...

I laughed out loud here.

Anonymous said...

Trying again ... I LOVE this entry. Go Rojo! What self-awareness!

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! It think it worked!

Anonymous said...

What the hell does ANYONE need one for?


deb said...

in awe.

you just must beam sometimes.

Jenny said...

Hey, my hubs and I have been doing this all year - walking into Verizon for our smartphones and then getting overwhelmed. You'll have to let me know what you finally decided on and if you like it.

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