I used the internet on my cell phone today and came to realize just how vital a tool this is to have with you at all times. I can see many people being in an emergency where having this access would really turn the tide in that situation.
Case in point, today: I stood there puzzled and dazed in front of that damn vending machine. Diet Coke, which is what I really wanted, sat right beside a deep black can of Coke Zero. WTH!? What’s the difference!? It was certainly too early in the morning to try and decipher right then and there by peering through the glass and five inches separating me from cool satisfaction.
Out came the internet enabled cell phone! Of course I have crappy T-Mobile service so it took ages to even get the start page to come up - so I just purchased the damn Diet Coke.
If my service had been more reliable or had WiFi access at the time, I would have quickly discovered there is precious little difference between the two - other than marketing practices. Apparently more masculine men than myself associate “Diet” Coke with “woman’s drink”.
So the lesson today? Zero calories is pretty much zero calories. Also, if you are ever trapped in a situation where internet can save your life - do so near a cell tower, near WiFi, or on a different network. Because alarming your Facebook friends of your dire situation shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds.