I have had the BB for about 4 months now (a newbie to many). I can honestly say, that my life was "normal" before I discovered this hand held device from ****. Don't get me wrong, I love it. Maybe a bit too much. I have met some great people and not so great people in the last 4 months. I have deleted many and kept some that I now can call friends. This little machine has changed me (in some good ways and in some bad). I am not as productive at work or at home. I live for the sound of the "ping" to see who wants to talk to me. You always wonder who is on the other end. Are they for real? In a world were it is more and more difficult to meet poeple with common ground, this little hand held helps with that. Many of the people I have chatted with have made me laugh out loud. Mind you, a little weird when in the bathroom (and don't tell me you don't take this into the bathroom with you). Of course, there are the ones that are "happily married" but seem to be able to have a conversation with you and not their wives. Those are the ones I have deleted. The people who invented this machine, must have known what it would do to us. I use to go to bed at a normal time. Now I seem to be able to live on little sleep, having long conversations with the "ping" on the other end. This is my new life, and I wouldn't change a thing.
I love my BB too and would probably be lost with out it but I still don't get why talking to strangers is so exciting! I talk on here when I'm bored or need answers, or I'm curious what's going on out in crackberry land but do I want everyone with me when I'm out shopping or doing errands?? Um no...I still only have one friend on my BBM list after 6 months of having my BB and he knows who he is!!
I just don't get the thrill...ughhhh I wish I did though!!
Needless to say, I have had my own private BB for about 2 months and gone through 4 storms already but I am hooked. I think I do more looking at the BB then convince I still have a job. I did meet some great people on BBM/CB but I also can consider them as friends. Whenever I go out on date or bars, my BB stays with me in case a friend messages me and my excuse out. ( Guilty!! Done it ) But we all have own reasons why we carry our BB so close. It did ruin my relationship but hey, I am happier now cause to be honest, my ex is the one got me hooked. lol
I'd say that I was addicted to hearing my phone *ding* too, but I wouldn't be so eager to hear from people who I don't have a real relationship with in person. Talking to strangers just doesn't interest me much.
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