Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Being “generationally challenged”)

I am not sure if being “generationally challenged” is even a term, but right about now this is about the way I feel. In case you were wondering what “generationally challenged” means I think we can probably use another word which sounds “exactly” like the word “bold” without the “b” in front. I have a cell phone. I think just about everybody has one. Lately I have had issues with it charging up. Personally, I think the battery in it wore out, but whatever it is the phone just started losing power. ┬áIt finally “died” sometime last night. I know “very little” about phones. In fact, most times I have to ask others about them because I really have no clue. I do know that “this morning” I have to go get a new phone. The problems I have are the fact that “I don’t know what to look for” and these things can be really expensive. Yesterday I went into the store just to look at phones and they were starting in the “hundreds of dollars.” I don’t think I need a whole lot, but phones today seem to come with super powers. They do everything, even if you don’t need a phone to do everything. I have heard of “smart phones” before but I feel like a real dummy when trying to figure one out. I have to step up to the new age. If not, I will continue to be “generationally challenged.” I could use some advice, but no one can send me any information on my phone because it is dead now. I am losing out on calls. I am finding out that there is not much that I can accomplish without a working phone. Okay, maybe I am not generally challenged but rather “old.” Either way I need a working phone and I am getting ready to head to the store to choose from the over priced phones they have. The real question will be “How do I even work these darn things?” The amazing part is that the store doesn’t cell batteries. They only sell phones “with the batteries included.” Isn’t that convenient? Once I get a phone today it will take a while before I can even figure it out. I don’t have time to learn “new tricks.” Well, I am off. Thank you for listening to me gripe today. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Jean Knight (She sang “Mr. Big Stuff” ) in concert with Brett Jolly on bass