By Michelle Rene Mancha
To the mothers who have gone before me, blazing the “No Appliances For Mother’s Day” Trail, I thank you, sort of. For Mothers’ day this year, my husband presented me with a top of the line, state of the art, wireless headset to use with my cell phone. A huge step away from the traditional washer/dryer set, which I actually need, this luxury ear device is going to require a lot of love and attention. Lest ye think me unappreciative, let me provide some context. This is the fourth, hearing device we have purchased since I got this phone a little over 2 years ago (did she say she has had the same phone for over 2 years?!?). Actually, the phone will be 3 in July. This does not include the headset that actually came with the phone. I lost that years ago. I also lost a really nice Bluetooth that my husband bought for himself, and later gave to me.
Recently, I wore out a wired headset (in less than 6 months). I have managed to keep up with a Bluetooth he purchased a year or so ago, but it doesn’t work well with my phone. My friends constantly complain they can hear themselves echo when they talk to me. That said, I have this new super-duper, hi-tech ear piece that really is comfortable to wear and sounds GREAT. I can’t help but feel pressure to take good care of it and extend its life as long as possible.
I promise to do my best, to keep it charged and free from dust. I will remember to store it somewhere safe, away from my toddler’s imaginative fingers. I will cherish this as a thoughtful, non-appliance gesture from my husband and use it with pride. Now, if I can just figure out which button to push to answer calls.