Monday, October 4, 2010

Of iPhones and Better Days

Last night ended more wretched than most. Bible study was great but then driving home in the dark was no fun, I felt lonely and dramatic when I got in, and was in serious danger of languishing. So I decided to go for a walk and look for stars to cheer me up, hopefully texting a few friends in hopes of loving adoration or some such affection. Both were busy and much more interested in their evening homework than me. Ergo, I began looking up my crush on Facebook on my phone as I wondered lonely-like back to my apartment.
Then I tripped.
And dropped the precious iPhone.
Face down.
On concrete.
 I don't think spiders could create a more complicated web than that of the glass of my screen. Y'all, I felt tired, sick from allergies, and at my wits end.
I called my mom.
I cried out at the soccer field.
And made my roomie leave her movie night to give me a hug.
A friend then tipped me off that my phone could be fixed! For two hundred dollars, the Internet said. I got offline despondently kicking myself and I drowned myself in Harry Potter and went to bed.
(Not going to lie, I felt like this half happened to keep me from admiting to this guy that I like him. Every time I get in the admiting mood, something happens.

This morning, I had little motivation to do my homework-- all that I NEED to do over fall break. I just waited for the clock to hit ten so I could Call the Apple Store and know my fate. The diagnostic was hopeful but expensive. I vowed off cupcakes, eating out, movies, and any but the most necessary groceries as I drove into Dallas bleakly. Then I got there and waited anxiously waited my turn ( trying not to lust after the lovely iPad all the while). I told my story to the genius bar boy nd watched him walk away with my cracked phone, hoping it would be under a hundred to ring up. (the Internet Was wrong about the cost, thankfully). Well, I am not entirely sure what happened next, but ten minutes later, my genius boy appears and tells me his story. He knew how I felt, he sympathized with me as a three month old iPhone user. He told his boss, he examined, he Fought for me. And replaced the screen-- for free! Now that is amazing customer service! I vow to never drop my phone again, but I will always go to that store for my Apple products!

The rest of the day was average: Fortress, shopping for overpriced allergy medicine, and a long drive back to campus. But I got to listen to my favorite Sky Sailing song last. Bliss.
God has been really great today-- despite a broken phone and aweful allergies and sadness with a kid at Fortress, I feel so blessed, so taken care of and loved!

How did your day go today?

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