One hello and one goodbye

Let’s start with the goodbye first. It’s a goodbye to my faithful little HTC phone. I have had lots of happy times with it. It has served me well for time telling, text messaging, phone calling, photograph taking, WordPress posting, Facebook checking and many other exciting things.

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It was my first phone with a big screen. Previously, I’d been all into the clicky-buttons phones, sniffing haughtily at these ‘fancy new phones’ that were like mini computers. Just get a computer, thought I.

Well! I needed an upgrade as my clicky-buttons phone was caving in from oldness. The extremely young looking boy in the shop convinced me to get a big-screen phone. And it was like a revolution in my mind! What’s this? I can play music? And watch YouTube? And see when there are comments on my blog? And check emails? And play a game where you kind of tip the phone up and a little ball rolls around? Epic!

I was immediately converted. I jumped into the big-screen-phone gang with both feet.

And then, um, I, um, I kept dropping it. Um. Yeh. And it slowly got less and less efficient. And I kept needing photographs of every. little. thing. And it started going really slowly because I had taken a thousand million hundred photos (approx.). And I had had it for over two years which, in phone years, is, like, I dunno, a million years or something?

On Thursday, it was time to address this issue. This old-battered-phone issue. I went in the shop prepared for a lot of chitchat and signing things. Ten minutes later, I emerged with a beautiful slick Samsung SomethingOrOther which I love. I don’t have the history that I have with my HTC but the early signs of love are brewing in my heart for this new beautiful Samsung.

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Now for the hello. It’s a big hello to the new Whole Foods in town.

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I tried, people! I tried to be like, “Urgh! Whole Foods! They’re so big and take-over-the-world-y.” But then I went in there and I quite liked it. I was mighty confused about what to get for lunch because there was so much being thrown at me. I could have hot/cold/salad/soup/burger/burrito/fruit/biscuits. I just didn’t know where to look. I picked up a yoghurt after a while and wandered around like a lost child trying to find my friend.

I scoffed at their silly signs about how much they’d done in the local community since arriving and complained about the limited seating.

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Then this rush of warm fuzziness rose up as if from nowhere and I realised I was loving the new Whole Foods. I very nearly bought one of their shopping bags made from recycled materials because I was so caught up in the moment. The staff were smiley and cuddly, like baby pandas. And the food looked wonderful. And the people in the fruit section were trying to offer me samples of their freshly whizzed smoothies.

And now, unfortunately, I love the new Whole Foods. Dammit.

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13 responses to this post.

  1. Awesome post my freind 🙂

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  2. Welcome to the samsung clan laura. Yeaaay!

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  3. I love Whole Foods. We have one in our town and for a foodie, it’s heaven. I can find things there that I can’t get anywhere else. Unusual vegetables, cheeses, seafood, just about anything to put together a gourmet meal. Have fun getting to know your store. I suspect you’ll have blast, Laura!

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  4. This is so true. There’s nothing like falling in love after the initial repulsion and resistance. Think “Pride and Prejudice– The Grocery Cell Phone Version.”

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  5. You fell into WholeFoods’ big arms too. I am an addict. It makes me happy to shop there. Which goes to show I am just an example of the average person they target.

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  6. I used to be all snooty about fancy phones and how I didn’t need one. Then the boss gave Darren an iphone for work and I have been a raging beast of jealousy ever since. I keep dropping my phone hoping to break it and get my own fancy-pants smart phone…but alas, my old phone will live forever.

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  7. […] Will (of My Good Man William), suggested we meet for coffee and a catch up. Maybe we went to the new Whole Foods, which I lovehate… […]

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