Monday, November 25, 2013

Damn you Galaxy S4 and your futuristic features

A couple of things you need to know before we get to the good part.  I swear this stuff only happens to me.

1. Almost died.
My workplace is very close to a mall.  Sometimes I go over to that mall for lunch or to run some errands.  Today was one of those days.  I'm one of those people that is 50/50 with jaywalking.  Sometimes I do sometimes I don't.  I waited for the light to turn this time and for the little man walking symbol to show before I started walking.  I successfully make it halfway across the street, I'm at the median and am about to continue when a car zooms right by me and I am only two feet away.  I was stunned.  I was so stunned I looked up at the light and confirmed it was red.  Then I looked at the car and got the tags, make, and model just so I would remember.  I continued to cross and I looked back again to see if the person had realized that they'd just run a red light and almost killed me in the process.  Nope, just continued on doing what they were doing.  I couldn't believe it.  I did the same.  I mean, I was alright, close call, so what else could I do? 

2. Upgraded my phone.
I also just upgraded my phone to a Galaxy S4.  Went from Apple to Android.  Still getting used to it.  The S4 has this weird feature that allows you to do things by just hovering your hand or finger over it.  I've turned the feature off because it's annoying but for some reason it still does it.  


I got addicted to this Candy Crush game back in the summer.  I had not wanted anything to do with it.  We had taken a family vacation to visit some relatives and it was all the craze.  My wife and I are pretty competitive so it didn't take long to get me into it.  It's a time waster and it's pointless and I have no idea why I play it.  

I've been stuck on this level for about a month.  I don't really care so much except that someone who I was levels and levels ahead of, caught up to me and then passed me.  What the heck?  How did this happen?  How is this so easy for her? So my mission has been to kill this level but I just can't do it.

So there I was today playing at work, I know, but I got all my work done.  I've got 6 moves left and only one jelly to get rid of.  So no problem.  I am about to beat this level that I've been trying to beat for a month and here comes my supervisor around the corner.  Man what timing!  So I cover my phone with my left hand and pull up to my desk so that he can't see what I'm doing.  I pretend to be looking at my computer screen and move the mouse around confident that he has no idea I'm playing Candy Crush.  He drops something off at a co-workers desk and off he goes.  

I look back at my phone ready to enjoy beating this level and it already says "Level Completed".  What the???  

Damn it, stupid hovering feature on the S4.  You robbed me of the satisfaction of beating the level I was stuck on for a month!  A month!!!  I don't even know how I passed it.  No clue.  

This is what I almost died for? Really?!?

That is all. Run along.

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