We were given a great cd (thanks L!) by Raffi with a song called banana phone. It's really catchy and a bit of a car trip regular.
The girls and I like to play what if and discuss all the great things about banana phones- you could eat your phone if you got hungry, it won't break if dropped, they're very cheap to replace, they smell good etc etc.
A couple of days ago our phone died.
And so I went to the shop and thought I would just pick up a simple phone and be out in 10 minutes.
Phones are so high tech now!
I had fun playing with the one with the touch panel screen so you can handwrite the names in your address book and send handwritten looking faxes without you know, writing it on paper by hand. But as I don't ever fax anyone and prefer computerised kanji to my handwritten ones anyway it was not really in the running.
And I looked at the ones that have a button to ask the caller to state their name before you pick up the phone- for people who have blocked their number from being displayed but I can't work out how that isn't just the same as picking up the phone and asking the person's name so I put that one back, too.
And skipped the ones that can be hooked up to your door bell camera as we don't have one of those anyway.
And the ones that can be hooked up to a window security sensor so the phone sounds an alarm when a window is opened? Well, our windows are usually open anyway so that one isn't necessary...
In the end I went with this one. It has a cordless main phone as well as the second cordless set. I can check the answering machine from the second set, too. Because you know it will save me walking into a different room to hear a message.
I told K about all the specs and made it look like I made a savvy decision based on complicated technical specifications.
But look at the picture- the antenna glows blue when there's a call coming in.
And I reckon that is pretty cool, yeah?
It's not a banana phone but it's still pretty cool...