Last night on Twitter, this question popped up on my timeline and I have been thinking about it ever since. It’s been 10 hours and I’m still debating on what to pick. Out of those 10 choices, what three are you keeping? I keep flip flopping as to what I want. Are apps more important than food? Online shopping or retail stores? I’m still going back and forth in my head. I think the best way to do this is process of elimination.
What I’m Not Picking
Walmart: I could not even tell you the last time I stepped into a Walmart. It might’ve been to play Walmart tag in high school. Who wants to go to parties when you can just play tag in Walmart? Anyways, I understand it has EVERYTHING one needs to survive, but I can go to individual stores to get my electronics, home goods, food, etc. Plus, once I saw they sell steak there, I was O-U-T OUT.
Starbucks: Great coffee, but I’m currently drinking a cup of coffee that is not from Starbucks. As much as I enjoy a Carmel macchiato, Starbucks is something I could cut out of my life. It would save me an arm and a leg because my bank account won’t take a hit anymore. It would be tough to turn down the gift cards I always get there around Christmas. Plus, I can always go to Dunkin Donuts. Sorry orange mocha frappuccinos.
Chick-Fil-A: Delicious, delicious chicken sandwiches. I could make love to a Spicy Chicken Sandwich right now. But out of all these choices, food is something I could cut out because there are a million other options to get chicken sandwiches. Controversial statement here, but I’ll take the Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Wendy’s over a Chick-Fil-A sandwich *sips cup of tea next to Kermit*. Plus, it’s not open on Sundays so there’s that.
Netflix: This one was a little harder to cut out. The streaming giant has provided me with plenty of entertainment over the years. However, do you want to know why I’m cutting out Netflix? There’s too many choices. I find myself searching for 30 minutes before I ever make a choice. Is there a shuffle button? I get that they give you recommendations, but I’d love to just hit shuffle and see what Netflix picks for me. Plus, you can live that Pirate life and illegally stream everything.
NOTE: Don’t come after me, FBI. I hear people pirate movie and television shows so that was a hypothetical reason. Nothing to worry about here.
Amazon: Now, this is when things get tough. Amazon is slowly taking over the world. Jeff Bezos is a badass mofo. He now has Amazon in almost every competitive market. Retail, movies, television, music, GROCERY STORES. It will probably own me someday, but not today! It’ll be annoying to actually go into stores all the time to buy things, but I’ll manage. You can also buy online directly from the stores. Please don’t hurt me, Jeff.
Uber/Lyft: UBAAAAAAAAAAAA! Confession: I’ve never used Lyft. Blame my lack of storage on my phone. So that was easy to kick out. However, I do use Uber a lot especially when I’m in the city or a foreign place. Yes, I can just take a yellow cab wherever I go. More importantly, if you’re in a group, you can just use the “can I just give you cash instead” excuse when paying for the cab. Used to do this all the time, but I actually paid the people because a Lannister always pays his debts. Goodbye 4.69 Uber rating.
Facebook/Insta: This one hurt. I don’t know about you, but I’m still all about Facebook. People say it’s getting phased out, but I disagree. It’s still extremely popular. Why is this so hard to get rid of? Easy answer: stalking. You’re a goddamn liar if you say you don’t Facebook stalk. Get the hell out of my face with that. Everyone does it. It’s human nature. I’ll bet you that when looking up a person, the first app you look them up in is Facebook. Instagram is a close second. How am I going to live without seeing Instagram models sell FitTea?
What I’m Picking
Twitter: Tweet Tweet Tweet. A no brainer for me. I live on Twitter. It’s where I get my news, sports updates and scores, celebrity gossip, and spread the wonderful articles of the DailyMixReport. Plus, I can’t go a day without reading people’s horoscopes that they share everyday. I just need to know that since you’re a Libra, today is the day you finally make peace with your best friend.
Apple: Who runs my world? Apple. Stevie Jobs put me under his spell a long time ago. I still use my green iPod nano that currently has 3 pieces of tape over it. Headphones, podcasts, iTunes. Stuff I used every single day. However, the macdaddy of them all is the iPhone. Remember life before iPhones? It sucked. Well, it didn’t suck because QWERTY keyboards were a panty dropper. That being said, the iPhone runs my life. I need blue bubbles from iMessage. Can’t be doing green even if there are better phones on the market. Score one for fruit companies.
Google: Do I even need to explain myself? 99.9% of people use Google as a search engine. Get rid of that and you’ll probably curl up in a ball and hyperventilate. It gives me every answer that I ever need. Google also runs the world so I want to get on their good side before they higher me to run a blog.