One day, I sat staring at my iPhone, thinking, “DO SOMETHING!” The iPhone, for me, had officially become boring. I was in a lifeless marriage to my phone that had lost all of the fun and passion. This led to me think some, well, betraying thoughts towards Apple.
I never thought the day would come:
“Samsung Galaxy? Is the hype about it true? Is this cooler than this glass and aluminum POS I have sitting in front of me lifelessly? Will my friends think less of me if they know I’m turning my back on the phone I have committed myself to a two year contract with? Is this even a real breakup?”
“Oh my god, Sophia, why are you so scared about getting rid of a phone? It’s just a phone, for goodness’ sake! Get a grip – you’re losing it. I think you need more people to talk to or something.”
“But people don’t get me! They just don’t!”
Was I talking to myself out loud, or was this just in my head? I really don’t know the answer to that, and it’s a little bit frightening, to be honest. Right at that moment, I got an iMessage which made me stay faithful to my iPhone: “Did you know that Siri can speak emojis?”
This was it! I typed up the most random emojis I could find, sent them in a iMessage, highlighted the text and selected “Speak”. Right then, Siri shot out the most random descriptions of the little people and cute animated objects that I had no idea what they exactly were.
“Customer service girl. Man bowing. Japanese fish cake. One hump camel. Camel. Dragon head.” My eyes went wide, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I actually started salivating of the idea of her speaking more of them back to me. This new-found trick had gotten me so excited. Siri was just spraying it all out in her monotone-y yet attitude-y voice. I really started to get into it, (only God can judge me, okay?) so naturally, I got a bit more creative with this emoji business.
There are so many emojis that none of us even know what exactly they are, so I made them my next victims. Things got weird. “Leafy tree. Bridge behind Pho pictorial card. European post office. Love hotel. Japanese castle. Airplane seat. Steam locomotive. Asian-Indian man with turban.” My jaw dropped. I no longer had any idea what was going on; all I wanted to do was tell EVERYONE. This became the source of my entertainment for 20 minutes. Okay, I lied, an hour. My love and passion for the iPhone was lit and fiery again; I no longer wanted to leave this marriage!
The point is, you most likely didn’t know emojis could talk, but it’s fun and trivial to know they do; it’s even greater to do it yourself. This is always a good ice breaker and conversation starter, too. Perhaps even a good (and very sly) way to get your number in a cute boy’s phone by doing a demonstration. The most entertaining use I have gained from this definitely has to be trying to create speaking emoji conversations with my sister. It’s all we do back and forth to each other everyday. I honestly think it keeps the brain sharp, because it’s a little bit harder than it may seem to be. Give it try, and I promise you that you won’t not laugh. There’s no guarantee or anything – I’m not an infomercial, but you get it! Or should get it. Or at least I’m hoping you get it.
Have fun, and iPhone on, my people.
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