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McKenzie stared at the dead smartphone, confounded.
Her grandma enjoyed her consternation.
“Don’t worry. People lived like this for thousands of years. You’ll survive.”
No texting, no Facebook, no Justin Bieber. McKenzie felt lost.
“When I was your age we didn’t have electricity, or even a bathroom.”
Gross to the max, thought McKenzie.
“Look at it as an adventure, like camping out.”
Camping out sucks. Get real.
“Try reading a book.”
My Kindle battery is dead. My life is over.
“Might as well get used to it. The Chinese say they won’t turn it back on until we pay them.”