One of my biggest pet peeves is sitting in a restaurant and some small kid on a parent’s cell phone and usually it’s turned up quite loud. Parents use these things to keep their child occupied, I’m not saying quiet, so they can go on with their mean with no regard to the people around them. So many times I’ve wanted to jerk the phones from the child’s hand and throw it across the room watching it shatter into a million pieces. Now we all know I can’t do this because it would result in me being taking away in handcuffs.
Last night at dinner I watched my husband hand his phone to our grandson for the first time because he was being a bit rambunctious, OK he was being total little twit, and hubby thought showing him some pictures he had taken earlier of him would settle him down. Buddy had to ultimately take it away from him because he managed to get into something that would have cost a lot of money. If nothing else this four year old is extremely smart.
I spent the entire day yesterday with this same child who I was helping paint rocks and his attention span was unbelievable and his willingness to learn was astounding. Later his grandfather had him out with him and between hubby and our oversize dog so by the time he went to dinner yes he was tired but to me this doesn’t give the child the right to act like an ass. Especially somewhere others are trying to enjoy a nice dinner they are usually paying fairly high prices for.
So here I was trying to keep my mouth shut about the whole phone thing when it hit me. I had my own way of expressing my opinion while in some way doing what I wanted to do with that damn phone.
As a writer I have loads of apps for the pictures I take of place that I may someday use in a story. I get a lot of my inspiration from these photos. I also do videos for my book trailers and various other things so these apps come in handy. I also use some of these apps just for shits and giggles. So what did I do? I pulled out my own phone and took my revenge out on my husband’s phone and in a way all the other phones which have served as what I consider to be a pain in my ass. I proceeded to make a video and here it is. I hope you get as much satisfaction from it as I did. Hours later I’m still smiling.