Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Free Upgrades

Whilst using some spare time this afternoon, checking my e-mails, reading other people's blogs, updating my own and bemoaning my suddenattack of writer's block, I get a call on my mobile.
It's from my phone company asking if I want a free upgrade. I refused and immediately after the call I felt a slight tension as this image came to mind.

(bbc.co.uk/doctorwho)











I clearly need to get out more.

18 comments:

Lola said...

why wouldn't you want a free upgrade (i mean the phone kind not the dr who kind)?

Paul Burgin said...

Why would I?

Lola said...

err, it's free? and an upgrade

Paul Burgin said...

True, but I just didn't feel like it!

Lola said...

you are mad. free upgrades are excellent!

Paul Burgin said...

Lola, you and I disagree over a no of things. It appears that free upgrades will be one of them ;)

Paul the Luddite

Lola said...

Please outline the arguments about a free upgrade (noting that the word 'free' means 'without cost' and the word 'upgrade' means 'get a better phone').

Lola said...

clearly that shld read arguments AGAINST

Paul Burgin said...

1) I simply like my phone as it is at the moment

2) Therefore, why should I want a free upgrade. How will it make my life now any better?

Lola said...

becuase you might get a nice phone. my upgrade is delightful.

also phones die after a while, and a new one would stop that occurring

Paul Burgin said...

True. But I don't have to upgrade right now!

Skuds said...

The phrase you are looking for Paul is "less is more".

Lola said...

nonsense. my new phone is in an exciting retro stylee, with a funky little blue bit, and a brown thing that you can dangle it from

what other reason would one need to upgrade?

oh, i also have a loverly pic of a highland cow as a backdrop.

Paul Burgin said...

Skuds you are right.
Lola, why do you make points in such a fashion (being the operative word), that I disagree with them and yet can't put forward a cast iron argument against them!

Lola said...

"i don't feel a funky brown thing to dangle my phone from and a picture of a highland cow would improve my quality of life" would probably suffice!

Paul Burgin said...

Ah, but you see I have a small, slim phone, which has a nice grey coloured exterior and which suits me well!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

My phone is functional. My phone is familiar. My phone has all the features I want and none that I don't want.

I'm with Paul here: I neither want an upgrade nor do I need one.

I reserve the right to refuse to be upgraded.

I think this is where that Doctor Who anaology really kicks in...

Shudder.

Paul Burgin said...

I agree! You see Lola I worry for you in that, if the Doctor Who Universe did exist and you were in that parallel universe, then you would be in trouble! ;)