consumer whore cami gets honest

Several months ago when the iphone first came out on the market for $600 and people were ridiculously waiting in line to get it I said some unkind things…

I may have said who needs this.

Okay I did say that…

But let’s be fair. That was when the phone first came out. When it was $600. When you had to stand outside and wait for it.

When I didn’t want one…

Because I hadn’t held it in my hot little hands and flipped through the pictures and seen MY blog on it’s little internet interface.

Then towards the end of summer, after the di$ney vacation sucked up all my money, my dear darling friend came over. The sick bastard, godfather to my child, ex room mate to myself, evil tech pusher and great guy all around brought his iphone over. Here. To my home. He set it in my hot little hand and let me have a go…

It was all downhill from there.

Really and truly. It was. I could no longer resist the siren song of the iphone. It’s sleek sensuous design. It’s perfect proportions for my delicate hands. It’s shiny screen so sensitive to my touch that the mere swipe of my finger had it obeying my every whim…. oh iphone, how I coveted you…

From that moment until about a week before Christmas not a day went by that I did not find a way to mention to the lovely, indulgent and amazing Mr. Kaos how much I loved the iphone, how badly my phone worked or how much I needed a new phone.

Oh, and how if I could have only one thing for Christmas please, please santa baby make it the iphone please.

And did that work? Something did.

On Christmas eve as we let K open a few little gifts I was presented with the package. The box.

Mr. Kaos said I needed to open it NOW. I looked at it, tested it’s weight and inquired if maybe it was something I should wait for Christmas morning to open.

No. No you shouldn’t

But none of the other grown ups were opening their gifts….

He was firm. Adamant that I should open it so I did.

And it was an iphone. in the iphone box. with the plastic wrapping still around it.

and it was for me to replace my crap ass dumb phone with.

For ME.

Was it the constant mentioning, prodding, poking, and well… near pleading? Was it my sultry voice, my air of mystery, my natural sex appeal?

I have no idea, but whatever it was Mr. Kaos got me the one thing I truly wanted… no, NEEDED for Christmas. Before Santa even made it to our house my new phone was up and running…

It’s been nothing but good times since then. It is intuitive, functional, fun and easy to use. I haven’t even mentioned the crystal clear call quality have I? No. Call quality is top notch. Camera, also just dandy.

I’ve never felt this way about a phone babies… so in answer my question of so many months ago: Who needs an iphone?

I do.

17 thoughts on “consumer whore cami gets honest

  1. Jo Beaufoix says:

    Cami you have to stop this because I want one now, and I also want a wii, and we are brassic, and it’s my birthday in February and I’ve asked for money to put towards..something…but I won’t be able to choose and my head may explode, and it’s making me forget to use commas and/or full stops which makes my blog comments really hard to read, and…I bet you’re reading this n your iphone aren’t you??Bugger.Oh and, go the choconots.

  2. holly says:

    i so want that phone! and i want a wii! what the heck is brassic? i’m assuming it means broke. is it more cockney rhyming slang? for what?jo, i think this weekend is my weekend for the lottery. i will buy us both iphones and wiis. then we can all play the wii while calling each other on our iphones. cami, your phone just seems so much cooler than that zombie book i got. mr kaos needs to give wife-treatment lessons. tell him, yeah?

  3. bellevelma says:

    You think your phone is better than mine? Mine is a phone phone. That’s all it is. It doesn’t do anything but make and answer calls. I don’t need it to do anything else… Okay, yes I do! I am jealous!My brother got a voyager phone, verizon’s answer to the iPhone. I want one now.

  4. Bubblewench says:

    um, i can hook you up with some people that will PAY you to repeat all this…… Glad you like it. I still don’t want one. And I see them alot.

  5. CamiKaos says:

    BW: send em my way girly… I have the iphone love, even if you don’t. ;)bellvelma: I know. I really know. It makes the heart ache.For the love: I am trying to figure out how people ever started buying them because everyone only wanted one after someone already got one.Mr. Fab: Very well pal, very well. And you?holly: I’ll let Mr. Kaos know… though the class would only be effective for the husband of a woman who didn’t like diamonds or expensive cars. You want high tech gadgetry and he’s the man though. Plus I don’t think he’ll eat chocolate all month either, though that isn’t really a stretch for him.Jo: No, I read this on my lap top, but only because my iphone was across the room and my laptop was next to me… among other things… I am lazy.

  6. Travis Erwin says:

    I was just like you, I scoffed at eh ridiculousness of it all, then I held one, but unlike yourself no one has bought me one. Guess I don’t have the powers of persuasion you possess.

  7. julie says:

    It’s not just you. I got ahold of my bro’s iPod touch and now I understand. I’m trying hard not to think about it.

  8. landismom says:

    I have actually considered not replacing the piece-of-crap disposable phone that I have right now (replacing the phone I dropped in a puddle and broke), and waiting until my birthday this summer to see if I get an iPhone (or to buy one for myself).I can’t justify buying one right now. But waiting till July? It’s just painful!

  9. Betsy says:

    YESSSS! You have been assimilated! I lurve my Touch very very much, but I now know just how much I need an iPhone instead. See, the iPhone has true mail (although I can get to GMail.) It has other stuff that the Touch doesn’t have. But until my Sprint contract expires in April, well – the Touch will just have to do…!

  10. holly says:

    my middle name is high-tech-gadgetry, so that’s awesome. not much of a diamond girl, and i can get my own car. and mr kaos joins the choconots. effort or no, the photo shoot may have a next chapter after all. (i have pocket prince charming or pocket erik)

  11. CamiKaos says:

    Holly: I will have to let him know he’s joined a new club ;)Betsy: Resistance was futile… I was never so glad I already had AT&T though…Sybil: Let me have a little chat with Mr. Law…Landismom: I broke my old crappy phone in… April? I think it was April. Then I used one of my old phones for a while, it wasn’t working well… then Mr. Kaos got a used Treo and let me use his old crappy phone… So I did what you are talking about I waited and waited for 8 months until I got the phone I wanted… I was miserable the whole time but now… well it sure was worth it.Thordora: Now I am jealous… my invisible tail is too lazy to wag.Julie: Yes… but if you push it from your conscious mind it may fester in your dreamsTravis: It’s all in the umm… powers of persuasion… yes.Flutter: My iphone was telling me that it met an iphone in the factory that wanted to be with you.

  12. Lisa Milton says:

    My current strategy for staving off consumer desire: no AS LITTLE ABOUT the toys. Then, I know I can live without it.It’s once I know all the ooey, gooey good things they can do, I drool all over myself…

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