I am in an absolute welter of indecision. Actually, that has always been something of a problem with me; there are times when I just cannot make up my mind. That said, there are times when I make decisions almost too quickly having allowed myself very little time to consider the pros and cons of my action. In the main this happens when I am shopping for clothes, an activity that bores me silly, hence my need to buy almost the first item of clothing I see that vaguely resembeles what I set out to buy and doesn't offend my Scrooge-like tendencies. And as for trying on the clothing while I am in the shop, well, forget it. I don't have the patience for that. Many is the time I have bought something and regretted it fairly quickly. But my current indecision concerns technical things rather than clothing.
Do I have Luddite tendencies? Am I a complete technophobe? I like to think that the answer to both those questions is negative, and yet... While my daughter was staying with us a few weeks ago, I noticed her apparently using her phone to surf the web. I took the opportunity to ask a few questions. Questions that to many people will seem so basic as to require an idiot's guide to answer them. Like, how can you connect to the web? Do you use the same account as the one you use with your computer? Are you linking in to my wifi connection? Daughter responded by trying to explain about 3G and 4G and I was immediately befogged.
It should be simple enough for me to go to a mobile phone shop and have them explain to me just how to go about these things. But then there are other questions. How can I tell how much I am downloading? What if one month I want to download more than my plan allows?
No, it's all far too complicated. I really do not need a phone to make my coffee and tell me how to get from here to there. I think I'll just stick with my trusty old Nokia and do without all the bells and whistles. What surprises me is that "my" phone is still available to be bought - for £15 in the UK but for $90 in the US! Perhaps I'll try selling it on Ebay.