Are you a nosy person? Do you ever check your husband’s cell?
Only when I let him out for good behavior….
Oh, you meant his cell phone. No, I never check that.
I hardly ever check my own phone, much less anyone else’s. If phones were like dogs, the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cellphone Abstention) would rescue mine and put it in the hands of someone who would give the phone the attention it deserves.
Since I am fairly good with faces, I don’t need to check an online book to remember who my friends and family are or to discover they wear shoes (see the photos!), spend a good part of the day finding YouTube videos (follow the links!) or can’t spell (see the werds!) I don’t like online games and on my morning drive, I see plenty of road hogs and angry birds flipped in every direction; I am not interested in playing games based on them. I tried wearing earphones and listening to music while I walked, but I missed the natural sounds around me. My favorite tweets come from the birds in my neighborhood, and I’ve been streaming reality so long, I prefer it to all other kinds.
When I was a young girl, dogs were everywhere, free to roam, and phones were on leashes. Now phones are everywhere, free to roam, and dogs are on leashes. I’m glad to have a cellphone untethered from the wall that can stay by my side throughout the day, an ever-faithful companion, but I never could abide a yappy dog. Some days I see my cellphone as a Saint Bernard, ready to rescue me in any emergency; but most of the time, I see it as a Golden Retriever, sent to fetch the voices of the ones I love and miss.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I hear some funny noises coming from the cell. I better see what my husband needs.
Cell can be found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:LadyofHats
18 thoughts on “Frequently Not Asked Questions: Five”
There is nothing more annoying than talking to someone whose thumbs are rotating at a high speed. My phone is always in my purse, turned off unless I expect or need a call. I think that’s how nature wanted it.
You are a woman after my own heart.
For gooseness sakes, I’ve never thought about these things before. Thank you for your notifications and messages!
I am here to help people think a lot about unimportant things.
A wonderful post… both because I agree with you completely… and because it made me smile. And I really needed a smile at the moment. You have no idea… I think… thank you
I am so glad it made you smile, Shimon. I know these are troublesome times in your country.
Sheeeeeeesh …. I had trouble with bank machines when I came to America …. Queues would form behind me as I struggled with the buttons and slots. So I’ve avoided any device which might subject me to public embarrassment.
However I succumbed to a “smart” phone from Walmart two months ago. How could I resist such an affordable plan? The only problem is that the darned thing is smarter than I am. So I just turn it off and carry it around so I fit in with the world around me. I have a cute little case for it too. Now I’m hip and with it.
I just hope it doesn’t ring, because you have to swipe something somewhere and I can’t get that function to work. I stand there flailing away at it as if it was covered with pesky flies.
My phone is very smart, full of news, games, videos, stories, blogs, etc. It has seduced me to download quite a number of apps that require updating and attention. In my more lucid moments, I wonder why I thought I needed them in the first place. But although it can pinpoint my exact location on planet earth, it is no better than I am at locating where I put my glasses.
Somebody should design an app for that for sure! I ditched my smart phone and have gone back to basics – it’s waterproof too so I can dunk it in a bucket of water, how cool is that?!
Thanks for a good laugh!!!! 🙂 🙂
I am so happy you liked it.
Wonderful puns and a great picture! Thanks for another fun and funny post.
Your comments make me feel free to indulge in punnery. Thank you.
Please indulge! Laughter is a better stimulant than chocolate and doesn’t affect my dress size (much as I like chocolate).
Many moons ago a work friend of mine bought a cell phone because his son had joined the Army and was being shipped to Iraq.. That was his expressed purpose for having one…. His son now has been back, and out of the army for quite a number of years, but I think my friend has had that damn cell phone surgically attached to his ear, he’s never off of the thing… Is it normal for me to be irritated or am I being too critical?
Get off the damn phone and do your job.
I would like to answer your question, but I’m on the phone right now.
Hello! Hello! Oh I hate this elevator musak.. Hello! Earstricken? Abby? Anybody?