While my friends and I were at O'Hare waiting for our flight, we started talking about an article that said what you put on your phone lock screen is the most important thing in your life. As we checked our screens, one girl had a photo of the Chicago skyline she took when she was out on a boat.
Another had the generic background of raindrops, which we rationalized that since she's so busy, she doesn't have time to waste changing the lock screen. A young family overheard our ridiculous conversation and the wife asked her husband what he had on his screen. Despite two adorable children sitting next to him, he changes his screen everyday so it showed all of his work meetings at a glance. Awkward.
My l0ck screen was a photo of my Dad. This conversation made me realize how often people would ask me, "Is that your boyfriend?" when they got a quick glimpse as I checked the time on my phone.
While this photo did prompt some conversations with people when I was out and about, it got me thinking that picking a different photo might increase the quantity, as well as the quality of the conversations. So who better to get people talking than Mr. Belding?
He's the perfect ice breaker. They ask, "How do you know Mr. Belding?", "How much chest hair is coming out of that shirt?" or "Was Zach Morris there?" The night we met Mr. Belding was bizarre. Everything he did seemed out of character, but I guess I shouldn't have expected him to be the wholesome principal we all know and love.
But that's what makes the stories interesting. Random events like hanging with Mr. Belding sum up my life. That picture isn't just something funny to talk about, it represents who I am so when meeting someone new, he gets a good glimpse into my personality. Into what's important to me. And what's important about me.
What's on your lock screen?
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