It’s often said that those who peak during junior high are in for a sad existence. Luckily for me, I most certainly did not peak in middle school. While all the cool kids were wearing Tommy Hilfiger apparel and trying to smoke cigarettes (and failing), I was living a naive, sweatpants-clad existence.
I was able to accrue a few solid friendships thanks to my ability to play sports, but I was never part of the junior high in crowd, which started and ended with the clothes you wore.
After watching that iPhone ad at the top of the page for the first time, memories of junior high flooded my brain. I was not then, nor am I now a part of the cool kids club, and I won’t be until I open my wallet for the Apple-developed cover charge.
I’m due for a phone upgrade, and I’ve been mulling over my next purchase for a little while. After watching that ad, I just may veer away from Apple.
If you feel compelled to type SOUR GRAPES!!! in all caps, feel free to do so in the comments. And if you’re pitying me because I’ll never know the thrill of paying for coffee with an iPhone, you needn’t worry. I’m sure Android will suit me just fine.