I’ve always had a strange affinity with technology. Computers and phones seem to respond to me on an emotional level for some reason I can’t readily explain.
I’ve also always been able to easily adapt to new technology. I’ve also always been able to take things apart and put them back together and really figure out how they work.
For this reason, I’ve also always been interested in science. The physics of things – the mechanics.
When I was a kid, I would take old VCRs apart, somehow fix them without even understanding completely – what was wrong with them in the first place.
When old video tapes or just regular old music tapes would jam, I could take them apart and fix them too.
Watches, TVs, computers, some older phones, music equipment, CD players, you name it! I could fix them all.
This is my first experience with the Droid phone. I understood how it operated quickly because it so closely resembles a computer, or an operating system.
But just like every computer I’ve ever owned, this thing seems to respond to me on an emotional level!
Let me explain. When I first got the phone, I was encouraged to use an app to get free ringtones. I also made a few of my own – using songs that I knew weren’t readily available.
This is the peculiar thing my phone does to me.
Of course, I set these ringtones to certain family members and friends accordingly. But for some reason, these ringtones have developed a mind of their own.
They change according to my mood. I’m not lying, this is real shit!
For instance, I set my brothers ringtone to a goofy ringtone that says “It’s your crazy brother calling! You better answer!”
I’m on probation, my probation officer has a ringtone that is very suitable – the dragnet theme.
Subsequently, I haven’t talked to my brother in about a year, apart from Facebook and random texts. I sent him 3 pictures today because it’s his birthday. He called me back, in response.
But instead of playing the “it’s your brother” ringtone, it played the dragnet theme. As a looming disturbance to my environment, the sign of impending doom.
My probation officers ringtone, ironically, changed to the Duck Tales theme. “Life is like a hurricane – here in DuckBerg.”
My boyfriends ringtone has changed to something else only when I’m mad – and then it changes back when the fight is over.
My smartphone has become too smart for its own good!
Has anyone else ever experienced this phenomenon or something like it?
Still, no matter how strange or ironic it may be – I have nothing but gratitude for it. It makes me chuckle whenever it changes.
Thanks Droid – for knowing me so well!