Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This one made me chuckle today

1. you know those emails you get from folks? Most I delete. But, this one made me chuckle.

2. I am not a superstituous person. I am a bad speller, but that is for another post. ha Anyway, when threatened with bad luck or out and out rejection of the Lord Himself if I do not forward, I am declaring right here and now: I do not forward under threats. I occassionally forward if it is cute or funny, or if I think my dear husband would like it.

3. I do not know who wrote this, but enjoy:


The Blackberry Blues by anonymous

When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and
everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dashboard, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating." You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep
sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead.well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife
and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to
learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them in with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.
I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do toot a lot."

PS I know some of you are not over 50. I
sent it to you to allow you to forward it to
those who are.


joyce said...

that bi-sackual thing is cute.

don't know that I would have the courage to use it.

and I forgot what else I was gonna say I'd change. maybe that is for the best.

Rita said...

That's funny.

But the other night my nephew was sending emails to my work address that I was reading and responding to while we were exchanging texts about another subject AND we were commenting on facebook ALL at the same time.

I thought about how ironic it was.