The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

#firstworldproblems

I'm really sad about a seriously first world problem, you guys.

I went to the Apple Store to get a new phone because the home button on mine stopped working. We had to wait 30 minutes past our appointment time because they were swamped, but then the best Apple Store employee ever, Jim, helped us out with super speed and super knowledge. He took it back to see what was up with the home button, discovered it was either ship it somewhere for three weeks [where they'd wipe my phone in the process of fixing it -- oh, and I'd be without a phone for three weeks] or just give me a new one for $0. I was way amped off this solution! Brand new phone, no problem.

But.

AT&T doesn't have a way to retain your text messages (like Verizon has) when you swap phones. They're not stored in any of your iThings, so when you restore the phone when you get home, everything will be there -- except the text messages.

This may not seem like a major motion picture.

But.

I have texts that say really important things from some really important people. And I didn't have time to scroll all through my phone and find them and do something with them. And I had this existential dilemma there in the store with Danny (and Jim) and felt like an idiot. I said, "No, I can't do that." And neither of them really understood what I was upset about. Those text messages are (were?) priceless.

But is that what it's really about? No. It's about admitting that that information isn't true anymore. Or isn't the same as it was when it was first said.

This is such a weird, millennial, first world problem. But it's going to bother me for a long time.

Bobby

Parable of the Talents -- Matthew 25:14-30