“Hi, I’m a mobile phone – a very, very basic mobile phone. I used to live in the side pocket of my owners shopping bag, zipped up and out of sight. It was dark, stuffy and very lonely.
My owner could only make a call, receive a call and take a photo and I was always turned “OFF”!
I had so much more to offer – all my buttons ready to be pushed, but my owner was afraid she would do the wrong thing, get into a mess and wouldn’t know how to fix it.
Asking for help was unheard of.
Cecily and the Leep team came to the rescue and offered to help with their digital mentoring program.
I can remember on lesson 1, Cecily said four magic words – “just play with it”.
My owner really took those four words on board and all of a sudden all my buttons were being pushed. I was scrolled up and down, went left and right, added, saved and sent – then delete, delete, delete.
My owner would even text a message, send it to herself, delete everything, and just prove it wasn’t a fluke, she would send the same message back to herself. It was very exhausting trying to keep up.
I must confess there was one button I did like being pressed and that was the vibration button – it made me feel – cosy – warm – and fuzzy.
Cecily, thank you so much for pressing my owners buttons, so she in turn can now press mine.
I think my owner is starting to like me, because I now sit on the dining room table – in full light and guess what “I am turned on”! Waiting for further instructions.”