No and do something about your eyebrows.
Get her a Motorola Brick phone. It is considered an expensive, collectible phone nowadays. Good luck finding an analog signal, tho.
It will be surprising how fast homework, chores around the house, and other things get done when the teens have one of those…#
#This statement has been approved by the MPA (Mean Parents Association)
I can’t blame anyone for wanting a new phone. They’re so sleek and shiny and compact and stylish and none of that has anything to do with functionality but oh well!
Frankly, there was no functional reason to upgrade from my Samsung Note 5, and my sister in law still has my old Note 2! I want the latest phone (Samsung, that is) and I get it. It doesn’t make sense financially or pragmatically… but there it is…
Who cares Frank. Your business is about to be looted.
Speaking as a dinosaur, there are times I’ve been in restaurants where no one spoke to anyone the same table because they were so busy with their ‘devices’. And I can no longer count the number of green lights I’ve been forced to sit through because the kids in front of me were so busy texting they had no time to notice the light had changed. And this is called ‘robust communication and healthy sharing’?
You know, Luann, you DO have a part-time job, and cell phones and cell phone plans aren’t that expensive anymore. Just get your own upgrade and pay for it yourself.
Now, if they were only speaking the same language … ;)
I think sharing and communicating would be far better if kids weren’t allowed smart phones until they were 18. Let them develop their minds first before turning them into mush with all the confusing ca-ca on the internet these days.
You may commence with the negative responses now…They are expected.
Come on, this would be a normal strip if luann was in high school, but she’s a college student, with a job. Go buy your own phone! Oh my gosh, I sound like my mother!
About 6 months ago, I purchased the most fun and interesting phone I have ever owned. It is a Xiaomi Mi Max (later version) – 4850 mah battery, dual SIM, 4gb ram, 128gb internal storage, 256gb micro SD, octacore processor, 6.44" screen, running global MIUI 8/Android7. Virtually no bloatware. It has proved to be reliable and stable. The phone only has one drawback, but it does not affect anything I do with it. It is not for everybody, but I am sure enjoying the heck out of it. I like the large display better than the ones on my Samsung and LG, particularly when you are looking at documents, spreadsheets, and schematics. No slouch on gaming, either…
once a kid has a job they can afford to save up and buy whatever they want that is not a necessity, grow up Luann
Luann went to a lot of trouble to memorize that pitch. But it’s kinda late in the game to ask Dad for everything…
These statements are usually designed by ‘professional watchdog groups’ to either:
A) “sound more important than they really are”
B) “sound more ‘researched’ than they really are”
C) “sound more planned out than they really are”
D) “sound more intelligent than they really are”
E) “be more convincing than they really sound”
Sort of like how those TV shows for kids try to “list the benefits of watching, for their development”…
-or those ads (using fake doctors or using fake government or university study/research credentials)for some pills to ‘make you lose weight’ or ‘give you some sort of impressive function’ or to “regrow” hair…
-or those lawyers (a. k. a. “professional sue-ers”) that try to get people to file complaints for the ‘pain and suffering of sports teams losing’ or ‘for the bitter taste experienced by one of those kinds of pills, mentioned above’…..
“No Sale For Long Winds”
“Advocacy For A Multifaceted Telephonic Communications Device”
“Adult Citizen Caretakers Against Adolescently Inflated Social Status”
“Bytes Of Terra-ble Proportions”
“People Against Generating Handheld Accessories and Status-minded Teens (aka "PeopleA.G.H.A.S.T.)
“Watching The Sunset, Upon The Verizon”
“A One Trac-phone Mind"
“It Was A Sprint Decision”
“ ’Til The Chicks Come Home To Boost"
“The Apple Of My Eyes”
“Stranded On An Uncharted Dial”
“Please, Sir?! May I Have Some More Memory?”
“Lines, Lines, Everywhere, There’s Lines… " (♪)
“River Of Denial”
“A Prisoner Of Your ‘Owned Device’ "
Rather eloquent words from Luann.
Nice Sally Forth style wall of text in Panel 1 by Luann
Okay, I know it’s different for everybody, but on my computer, floating above the comic, is an ad for the Samsung Galaxy. These ad-bots are getting a little too smart these days.
You need a better phone Luann? Go buy it yourself, with your own money.
(Psst, Luann? Leave Your Father Alone! The Poor Guy will have enough problems when He loses His Business after the Joint is RAIDED by the Cops! But I bring Glad Tidings! I heard this Guy Les Knox is about to come into a WHOLE LOT of Money Soon! And I’ll BET He wouldn’t Mind give You the Money for a New Phone! Oh, Re-Lax! I’m SURE the Won’t be any “Strings Attached!”)
Buzzzz! Wrong answer Frank. The proper response was to tell her “sure, if you pay for it!” For god’s sake, teach the girl some responsibility. I got a job and paid for everything when I went to college. Including my car.
She has a job. Drive her to the cell phone store.
To be fair to Luann though, I don’t believe that she makes that much money from her part time job. But even so, there was no way that I could ask my father for a new phone just like that. Unless I had my birthday or Christmas coming up, of course.
I didn’t know that Luann could even speak like that.
What bugs me about the Android phones is that you can install a 128GB SD card, and all the apps want to load only in internal storage.
You can “move” the apps to the card. On average it reduces the app storage on the phone by maybe 30%, but it’s better than nothing.
But I love that a 128 Gb SD card is $40 and the 128 GB iPhone is an extra $200+.
Luann, go get a job like I did and earn the money to get what you want.
BTW, I’m a Leftist Liberal Socialist and I just said that.
She’s a working college student. If she wants a new phone, she can buy it herself.
From the Atlantic Magazine: Have Smartphones destroyed a generation? https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/
Yeah, but fire can’t melt steel.
Good answer, Frank
Something in the news last week: Growth in use of social networking among teens parallels increase in teen depression. Researcher point out that “correlation does not imply causation”, but this may be an area for research.
save up your $ Luann and buy it yourself…..I’ve noticed (over the months) that Nancy and Frank do less coddling and advising now that Luann is 18 and in college. They’ve been good parents when Brad and Luann were younger and this too is good
Luann is really cute. I can see why she has better luck than Tiffany with getting boyfriends.
Looking forward to Ann’s event tonight. It would be sadistic for Greg to leave the arc st this point.
You’re a big kid now, Luann, and you have a job. Buy your own damn phone if you want one.
Frank’s response is terribly eloquent, in contrast to Luann’s bafflegab….
teens can be very loquacious when justifying a “want” as a “need” .
tomorrow: Les finds his mom’s appointment book !