N finally decided to get a smartphone. He spent a week researching smartphones online, and then announced that the cheapest one he could find costs $560 on Amazon, and then you have to unblock it and connect it to your carrier.
“There is very little time left!” he fretted. “I need to have it before our trip to Montreal on the 29th!”
“Do you want to get one for free within the hour?” I asked.
After a long struggle to get him to suspend his disbelief, I took him to the AT&T store, and we walked out with a free smartphone. We also got free HBO as a bonus for the purchase.
It’s so funny that N still feels like he’s in Russia and needs to pay for these things.