Heya folks, I'm in a bit of a dilemma here. I'm messing around with my Samsung Galaxy phone my dad bought me for Christmas and the results aren't so good. As an avid iTouch/iPhone user, I'm already reluctant in switching operating system, and there are some aspects about Android that just feel more unwielding than the iOS. Like, why do I need to create a Gmail address that I'm never going to use just to download apps? And then YouTube sends messages to that Gmail address instead of my regular Hotmail one. But the biggest problem is that I can't transfer any of my apps over from my iTouch. Now these are apps that are essential to me, like a complete map of London that I can view offline or a comprehensive budget app. I wouldn't substitute them for the phone or camera features on the Galaxy, which I would seldom use anyway.
Anyway, the bottom line: I'm considering selling the phone. I neither like it nor need it. The problem is that... well... it is
a Christmas gift after all. And I mentioned in an earlier journal entry
that Christmas gifts should simply be accepted for what they are. I could certainly accept it if it was a music box or a magic 8-ball or some other novelty knick-knack that people give to each other on Christmas. But a smartphone is something my dad expects me to use on a regular basis. How do I tell him that his very expensive gift is something I'd rather auction on eBay? I mean, it's either that or it just gathers dust, because I'm simply not interested in using it.
You know, this whole incident gives me flashbacks to when he bought me this laptop a few Christmases ago. Right off the bat I knew it was crap, since my dad obviously doesn't know the kind of computer I need. I tried to sell it a month later and... it really strained our relationship. I'll spare you the details, but needless to say he nearly cut me off financially. I hated this laptop then and I've hated it ever since, but I'm stuck with it until I can get a replacement. And when I do, I am literally going to smash this piece of crap. Not sell it, not donate it, but SMASH it to pieces! It's caused me nothing but grief.
But back to my point, what am I going to do about this phone problem? I was planning on getting a new iPhone with my Christmas bounty before my dad showed up with this Galaxy phone, thinking it's just what his little boy needs. It really isn't, but I don't have the heart to tell him. Should I put it up for sale, or stick with a phone I hate? I don't know what to do.