STYMIED BY PROGRESS AGAIN (Update Completed!)
“Your IPhone was updated successfully. There are just a few more steps to follow, and then you’re done!”
Ah, those dreaded pop-up boxes offering updates and a chance to make undeniable progress with one’s electronic device.
It lowered its boom on me again this morning, like a jarring wakeup call from the grim reaper, on my cell phone as I walked the dog.
Feeling guilty for not saying “YES” to other countless offers for progress, I went ahead and gave it the go ahead this one time last night.
And so, this morning, as you can quite imagine, I was pleasantly surprised to see a “PROGRESS COMPLETED” box blaring across my cellular screen.
But wait. It was ALMOST completed—coming with the caveat of stating that I had just a few more steps to follow.
And as I was to find out, those little steps were BIG steps that seemed to carry huge ramifications on my life and the quality I might glean from it.
Because now I suddenly needed to enter my APPLE ID successfully. Then I needed to click the correct SERVER that I would be using.
And of course, there was no way to simply back out and CANCEL everything. I was as helpless as when choosing to forgo the long line to speak to a real representative at the AIRPORT to instead, become trapped at the self-service ticketing machine with no hope for resolution.
My cell phone was effectively hi-jacked.
Progress had waylaid me again. I was stuck in the wasteland of what was true and what was counterfeit—yet again.
So, calling my dog to my side, I sat down on a stump and put my life on PAUSE. I turned off my cell phone.
And I’ve been waiting there ever since, hoping this vicious holding pattern would cease so that I could use my cell phone once again for the sole purpose of being——-believe it or not—just to be a PHONE to call my family on.
Thanks a lot progress! This is exactly why my wife and I have conceded our house phone to solicitors and we routinely run and hide when opportunity knocks on our front door.
We Don’t Want Any!