Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sleek cell-phones...

...slippery smooth like wet soap

falling from you hands.

The mo' they fall

the mo' they break,

the mo' they break

the mo' you buy.

Slick, smart cell-phone makers and sellers. I wonder if we can send back all them bruk-up, mash-up, tear-up pieces o' cell-phones to them?

If not, where on earth we gon dump all this e-waste?

30 comments:

Raptus8 said...

damn cell phone companies.
I knew it, someone and me had an argument about this notion. That is why i will never admitt that it is my fault when the phone drops.

(devilish grin)

john.g. said...

In the place you bought it from.

Guyana-Gyal said...

JohnG, reminds me of a certain pal of yours who returns junk mail to the senders [hint, he's a tad grumpy].

Raptus, how can anyone disagree about this notion? It is not your fault. Not!

Anonymous said...

GG
Do we really need all the cell-phones and blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, iphone, gphone, fphone etc??
I am waiting for someone to buy one for me:))
Exotic Gyal

CG said...

Most people glue them to their stupid ears in CA.
and they drive 40 miles per hour in the fast lanes on the freeway chatting away even though it's illegal. I wish I could stomp on their cell phones, and I don't give a dam what they do with it after. Is this called road rage? @#@$%#@@. OOPS.

cadiz12 said...

people would be a lot more conscious about their junk if they had to keep it in their OWN backyards. this e-waste is going to be a huge problem in the coming years, and already is in places like Ghana and India where it piles up. :(

Malaika said...

Ahhh but they are pretty little devils aren't they?

You can 'recycle' your old phones now though. Usually companies give you a little bag that you can put your old phone (or pieces) in.

Stephen Bess said...

That's a thought. What to do with all that waste? Otherwise, this sounds so poetic. Love it. Has your copy of "Liquid Lunch" arrived? I hope you like it. Peace~

PI said...

And they lie. I have an old fashioned Nokia which I rarely use. When I tried to phone MTL on my break recently it said I was out of money. Then when I went to top it up days later, it said I already had £15.
At our local dump we can hand all kinds of things including - I think - mobile phones.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Stephen, what's sad is the Nat. Geo. article about e-waste...click the link on 'e-waste'.
I'm still waiting for Liquid Lunch, oooh, I will most definitely play blues and read it in the evening.

Hello Malaika, welcome...such a pretty name. Reminds of that song, Malaika, nakupenda, Malaika. Blogger Stephen's wife is from St. Africa, by the way.

Cadiz, the Nat. Geo. article is the saddest, scariest. I think I'll write Mr. Gore.

CG, CG, take a deeeep breath dear, mmm-aaah...ha, I should talk, yesterday I had road-rage...city rage too, raging against the madness of the city.

Haha, Exotic Gyal, remember the one I won and donated? We still have the same ol' one here. Berries are good for the eyes and they taste delicious too :-D
By the way, remember your turtle? I saw him one day, you shoulda seen that thing WALKING TALL, he thought he was alone in the yard.
Check out this turtle here, Little Elf Boy will like: http://www.myboyfriendisatwat.com

Guyana-Gyal said...

Pat, we had an old-fashioned Nokia too, it was as thick as a brick and I called it The Brick. If it were to fall on your toe, your toe would break.
We had to 'trade' it in because the tel. co. was using a new system.
I don't trust 'em when they say you can hand in the old phones...it's where they send them to, that's the problem.

zooms said...

Sorry, but I love my little $80e.c. Nokia. Was the only thing that let me tell 'them chiLdren' I was alive 'n well after Ivan.

zooms said...

It's true, also Ivan related, Plenty people scoop up all them old cables and burn them and send the wire to Trinidad for cash. That is the thing though, when you poor, you do what you can. Better the waste producing companies pay people for their old electronics. Let them be responsible for the waste. I think it's called accountability.
Thanks for the story and the links GG. XXX

graceonline said...

Excellent point, GG. I had to buy a leather case to hold my slippery phone, because I knew it didn't have five minutes chance in my klutzy hands. Have you seen this image of millions of discarded cell phones? http://foneshow.blogspot.com/2008/08/lots-more-cell-phones.html

Jdid said...

perhaps we can gather them all together and bring back stoning as punishment except use cell phones instead of rocks. lets call it phoning.
i sentence you to death by public phoning. has a nice ring to it pardon the pun.

kfm said...

oi..sapodila gyal, i jus read the name Malaika and tawt the same ting too.. Malaika,
nakupenda Malaika
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio
Nashindwa na mali we sina
Ningekuoa Malaika

If i had gyal pickney..dat wodda bin sha name...

btw, ur nephew wash he phone, 2 times...i get way wid it the first time, but the second time the phone out of warranty....lesson leart...get insurance when you have pickney dat have phone...

Malaika said...

LOL,
Yes that's why I chose Malaika.
I love that Swahili song.

kfm said...

aaww..my hubby is from East Africa...Kenya...but I knew that song from little coz our Mom likes Miriam Makeba....when my hubby is upset he grumbles in swahili...leaving the 3 of us just looking at him...

Guyana-Gyal said...

KFM, I thought he does grumble in Kachi [Kachee]?
The boy do what? Wash he phone? Tell him he should't talk dirty. Awww, but then he's too leeedle, and he gon blush, so don't tell him.

Malaika, one of my faves is Suliram.

Jdid, you're having a punderful time, eh? Ohhh my gosh :-D

Graceonline, that photo really scared me...makes me sad thinking about what the children will inherit...I wish we were more conscious of this, and did more to stop it.

Zooms, we liked our old Nokia, The Brick. That thing was indestructible, we could've had it for years.
Did you read that second link? Sad, isn't it?

kfm said...

he does grumble in both langs...dey does ask me...whad he say? an i say...me ah know...go axe he...

Olivia said...

I dropped my phone a couple of weeks ago, when it was only a few days old! I was so mad at myself! But it's a Sony Ericsson and they are some of the best-made phones around. My two yr old model I still have is going strong, but the Samsung I had for a few months was pure rubbish. So I will remain a S.E. customer for as long as they exist.

Caroline said...

You could make a leash to tie your phone to you...

And on junk mail I know someone who thinks its funny to mix it all up then send a mix back to the senders...

Stunner said...

You hit the nail on the head! That's how the cellphones are these days, sleek, slippery and frail!

Louis-François Pilard said...

You owe me a cell phone: I just used mine to wash myself under the shower and now I can't use it any more for its main use: an alarm bell.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Aha, thank you Louis, now we know what we all can do with old cell phones...send them to you to wash with, hahaha............

Stunner, does this mean you agree with me, that the cell phone companies make 'em this way for a...ahem...special reason?

Caroline, hahaha, tell that person he / she IS funny.
Keith, blogger, does that...or he did, once...returned junk mail to the senders. This should be suggested worldwide as a recycling tip.

Olivia, don't be mad at you, be mad at the manufacturers. Send the pieces back to them. Tell 'em it's okay, you don't need a refund, you're just recycling.

KFM, he must be cussing for all y'know.

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Caribbean Colors said...

Everyone in Belize has cell phones and I mean EVERYONE from the street sweepers to the prime minister. I don´t know how they can call Belize a 3rd word country with cell phones in every hand, like a chicken in every pot. Everyone with sparkly pink photos taking phones and me with my same old clunky nokia phone donated to me 3 years ago. 1/2 the time its not charged and the other 1/2 of the time it is buried at the bottom of my bag.

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