Gordon Swaby

4 Days and Counting…Blackberryless

I know i was an addict, i really did, but it’s worse than i thought. I’ve been relatinblackberry-curveg this story to quite a few people so i thought it best to just do a post on it. I’ve been blackberry less… for 4 days, and I’m dying;slowly but surely, i have withdrawals, loose bowels, pissy mood and just plain indifferent to everything but the loss of my bb ( r.i.p you sexy thing you), my life feels like a mess.So the story:  Late afternoon, decided to charge my “BB” on my mother’s desktop at work because it was running low on juice, ;put it on the desk, it fell, while plugged in, ripped the charger/usb port out.. but just a bit.

That was the least of my worries…Thought the problem was trivial( which it was at the time) so i carried it to a supposed phone repair shop, thinking they had it under control only to have them screw up my damn phone, he turned a small problem into a big one, i swear parts were flying all over the place and all i could hear him mutter was “Mi nuh like work pan blackberries innuh, they are so tender”, i swore i shit my pants, but fortunately i did not. Me being the idiot thought he had it under control only to realize he didn’t, after about an hour or so of “working” on it he handed it back to me telling me it was useless and could not be repaired…i walked out dissapointed , but  determined to make it work again. So i went to a nearby town, to another repair shop hoping i could resolve the problem there, this time this repair man was confident in his ability to fix it and i thought he could too saying he ‘fixed these all the time”, i believed him ( i still do), but what he had to tell me after examining my phone was certainly not good news…the dude who was working on it before him totally screwed the damn thing up.

It was late and he promised he’d look into it for me on Tuesday, today’s Monday, i’ll here what becomes of it tomorrow, i’m crossing my fingers and hoping for the best, being the optimist i’m not used to being *sighs*

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Monday, April 13th, 2009 at 9:07 pm. Filed under Interesting, Personal, Rant, Uncategorized.

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    Sorry to hear about that yute. Man there are so many tech-idiods out the who claim they can repair your stuff and only destroy it. Same thing happened to my TV, tried one idiot and now I have a new TV. Any phone I buy have to be able to take a good few drops and abuse, beause my phones just seem to love he ground. I have been thinking about a bb though, but still won't get one until ol faithful Nokia here pop down. Hope you get it fixed.

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Trust me stunner once you go bb you never go back:) all you need to do is get one and buy a tough skin for it your good to go. Either that or the Iphone, but the iphone plans out here are expensive, if your going to have an iphone it would only be for novelty. I was so pissed man, i feel like going back to the idiot and cuss him, but i can't be bothered , and he had the nerve to charge me for screwing up my phone

  • http://ruthibelle.blogspot.com ruthibelle

    LMAO… no. that's insensitive. awww….

    nope. not working. LMAO!!!

    Dude. The way you talk about your bb… I hope you remember it's a phone: a really cool phone, and hella expensive yeah. But still, at the end of the day, just a phone.

    Hope all goes well, though, and we'll pray this new charlatan works his bb magic… and restores your phone to you before you start hiding in closets shivering with cold sweats :p

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      *Sighs* the bb ended up being screwed, sold for parts for $4000. It's just vanity ruth, but vanity that i LOVE, bah. it made me so productive:( oh well, i'm going to sell a couple of my belongings and buy a bold:P

  • http://taylor2nd.animesynergy.com taylor2nd

    hmmm. sucks man. hope something works out. n if nothing does go buy a bold.

  • Steffi

    Gordon you idle and pathetic eeeeeeh b4 u buy me one lol…u mess up the gud up gud up phone lmao

  • Tracy-Ann

    This is a very interesting post. Funny but serious. 🙂

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      True, was really depressing:p

  • Tracy-Ann

    This is a very interesting post. Funny but serious. 🙂

  • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

    True, was really depressing:p

  • Alliepinky

    I’m sorry for your loss. It’s been four days for me too and heck yeah, very depressing!

    • Alliepinky

      Just realized this was two years ago. Lol.

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Blackberries suck. Get an iPhone or an Android. 



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