When I’ve gone out to Denver to babysit my grandson, I’ve enjoyed driving daughter Mandy’s car because it has one of those great gadgets known as a GPS.
I decided that one day I would splurge and get one for myself.
A few weeks ago, there was a one-day “gold box” deal on amazon.com with an almost half-price sale on a particular GPS – while quantities lasted. Ah, this was my day. I clicked and ordered one. After all, who can ever find something like that for half-price, even after Christmas?
Besides the great deal, this one had a wide screen, something my old eyes could actually see!
Bear in mind, though, that, while I like gadgets, I am not technologically inclined. I was able to use the GPS but didn’t know everything about programming it. So, I e-mailed Mandy, told her I gotten one but would need her help when they were in town for Christmas. This was her response:
“Well, I don't want to help you. I want to punch you in the face. We all went in together to get you a nice GPS for Christmas. I hope you like it, because now you are going to have two!”
She later e-mailed again, saying she didn’t really want to punch me in the face, although I knew she did. She and the others (Tiffany, Tree and Adam) were disappointed – and I was heart-broken that I had ruined their wonderful surprise.
I offered to return mine, but she said later they had come up with an alternative.
And that’s how it came to be that this grandma is now the owner of an iPod nano.
What I’ve figured out thus far is fun!
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