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Monday, March 2

You won't believe your eyes.

Because I didn't.
You may even want to put on your glasses.
Because I did.

So Hannah has been hinting at the fact that she thinks her cellphone
is a big piece of crap,
not the cool one that all the other kids have,
is old,
needs to be replaced
because all the coating is worn on the outside of it.

Well, when you are carrying it around in your pocket,
all day,
everyday,
texting during school when you're not supposed to be,
(ok - I admit I play along....I text her to see how fast she gets
back to me WHILE SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE CONCENTRATING
ON HER CLASSWORK!!!!!!!!!!),
brings it to bed so she can text until...

she...

fa...lls..............a....s..lee.....p..zzzzzzzzzz...

and then text first thing when the sun shine hits her window.
Well, it looks like this:

I don't know. I'm thinking - it works right?

So she heads off to a birthday party yesterday,
cell phone in it's rightful place.
Her back pocket.
She gets in the place - I text her to see if she is good.
She texts me back - she is.
I text her - Have fun and love you.
She texts me back - Love you 2.
All is good. Until I am on my way to pick her up from the party,
and she call from someone else's phone.
Hmm.
Hers won't turn on. She had 4 bars/a full charge.
Dead. Completely.
PANIC.


So as we gently lay our daughter on the floor
and slowly bring her back to life with the defibrillator
once we get back home,
we decide we will check out the Verizon plan to see what our options are.

So we start by pulling out the bill.

Now here is how it is here at the Herbst house regarding the bills.
I just don't look at the details....I don't want to see some of them.
The credit cards bills - well I look at those. I like to know the exact date
that WE are getting "punished" for the troubled economy and my once
very hard earned 7.99 interest rate is going to hit the roof at 24.99

just because.

Anyhoo -
Verizon. I don't look at anymore.
Let's just say it's a lot of money.

But a whole lot less money now
that we figured out how to get unlimited in and out
text messaging. So the bill is pretty consistent month to month.

So this is what we see:
That would be Hannah's phone. 644 texts, 26 picture messages.
WOW.
Ok - let's flip back to page one now:

SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY FOUR unlimited texts.


(also take note of the lonely ol' 40 minutes actual talk time)

Go ahead.
Scroll back up and take a look at that again.

G'head....


Here is my phone:
I'm sitting here thinking real hard,
how the HELL did I send 352 texts...
and 13 pictures....
And yes - Hannah's new phone gets here tomorrow.
(gasp....what will she do all day today???)

9 comments:

LaAna said...

HO-LY NUTS! Now that's one bill I know your glad is unlimited cause WOW, that's a lot of usage right there! And just imagine as she gets older....

Jerolyn said...

GOOD LORD!

Redhead in Vegas said...

I'm confused. Did she text 6000 times in one month? How is that possible? It's so good that you have an unlimited plan. My friend received two(yes TWO!) bills that were each over $1000 because she did not. Not fun.

Gini said...

7298 texts total - one month

Denise said...

That is a LOT!!

Kim said...

OMG, that is insane! Is she hitting send after every word???

Liz said...

I had to re-read that one.
Twice.
HOLY CRAP!!!

I can't wait to check mine... all I do is text all day - I never talk anymore. I doubt I am THAT hardcore, though.

Please tell Hannah that she is my hero.

Allison said...

OH

MY

GAWD

!

Chris said...

She's a texting maniac. That is 221 per day, 9 per hour (of every hour of the 24 in a day), that's one every 6 minutes 39 seconds! I think....