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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • A letter of apology

  • Dear iPhone,

    I am sorry about my carelessness when I dropped you in the ocean. I knew you were not waterproof and yet I made a careless mistake without taking your needs into consideration.

     


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  • Dear iPhone,
    I am sorry about my carelessness when I dropped you in the ocean. I knew you were not waterproof and yet I made a careless mistake without taking your needs into consideration.
    Please accept my apology and know I have been deeply pained without you.
    These past two weeks that I spent apart from you left me lost. My life no longer held meaning.
    I was forced to accept a loaner phone until you could be replaced. It was similar to the phone that I had before I got you, and it made me realize how much a part of my life you have become.
    Before you came into my life I didn’t realize what I was missing. The two weeks without you in my life left me lost and wandering.
    How I missed you!?You were not there to softly wake me each morning after my vacation. There were no friendly daily reminders from you to keep me on task.
    I had to receive text messages on an inferior model, which brought new-found respect for your user friendliness and touch screen capabilities.
    While you were recovering from your drowning accident, I had to resort to checking my e-mail on my computer. I?had grown accustomed to you telling me how many daily messages I had received.
    Without you I had to relearn how to navigate to my personal e-mail page. And when I finally got there, I had 137 messages in my inbox and 568 messages in my spam folder.
    I missed you so much!?
    I missed listening to you sing iTunes to me on the way home from work. While you were away I had no way to call any of my friends and family. Since you came into my life I?took you and my stored contacts for granted.
    After you entered my life, I threw out my address book thinking that I?would never hurt you so bad that you would leave me and leave me without a life line to the outside world.
    I felt very alone without your apps that allow me to check up on my friends with Facebook. I was restless without Angry Birds that allow me to take out my frustrations of the day by slinging very angry birds at smart-aleck pigs that stole all my poached eggs.
    Without the app to check on the daily news articles I was forced to watch hours of news coverage to make sure I wasn’t missing out on breaking news.
    Without you, iPhone, I had to go on a spending freeze without my bank account app that keeps me updated on my daily balance. I took every part of you for granted until I was forced to live without you.
    Page 2 of 2 - You continue to prove to me every day how much meaning you have brought to my life. I thank iCloud for the backups it provides so that when I got you back I simply had to restore to the date that I?lost you and you instantly reconnected with me like we hadn’t been apart for those two long weeks.
    All of my photos, messages and apps were just as I had left them before I forgot and drug you into the ocean with me. We must not forget Chris, who so bravely joined me in the water when he  saw me go down with that gigantic wave and saved us both, along with my favorite, jeweled flip-flops I got for a steal on a clearance sale last summer.
    I promise you, me and my jeweled flip-flops will take more vacations together. However, before I?go again I will smother you in a waterproof case when I go anywhere near water. Or better yet, I will listen to my first instinct and leave you safe in the hotel home room which I thought about and should have done the first time.
    Please accept my deepest apologies. I love you iPhone. I will work harder from this point on to make sure that I?keep you safe from harm.
    Love, your biggest fan
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