Wednesday afternoon was historic in two ways. One, I received my second Covid vaccine and two, scurried to the Verizon store to buy Banjo Man’s new I-phone from Kyle, a shy young man who might have been new at his job.
I thought about joking around a bit, but Kyle was very, very busy setting up the phone with our account. Having had experience on the Verizon website I knew what a spiderweb of frustration that can be, so I sat quietly on my side of the desk and left him to it.
There was a moment, while setting up passwords and such, that I told Kyle that he didn’t know how lucky he was that my husband wasn’t here because this would take an extra hour and would require Kyle to answer, oh, two or three hundred questions.
He smiled politely, but he moved on to transferring info and files from the old Samsung to the new phone. And then he stopped. His eyes bugged out and he turned to me.
“I transferred all of his email over,” he gulped. And showed me.
“See what I mean about him not being here?”
“Yes, ma’am,” he said and allowed himself to grin. “I’ve never seen that before.”
I wanted to say if you’re nasty to me I’ll send my husband in to ask you how to delete 72,000 emails.
But Kyle was a serious kid and I didn’t want to tease him. I waited to laugh until I was back in the car.
So I probably looked insane, a white-haired “elderly loved one” laughing by herself alone in her car.
It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last.