Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Blonde Moment

A couple of weeks ago, I was having lunch with my mom, sister, and little brother, Pete. During lunch, my brother received a text message from his son, who is a senior in high school. It was the typical, "I need money for this" message. Pete text messaged him back with the usual, "Ask you mother" or something along those lines. I was very impressed with the text messaging and said so. Pete asked me if I ever use my text message. Nope, never have. He said, "Try it. Send Toby a message." Okay; I like learning new things. Then being very silly, we sent Toby a funny message, "Aarrgh!" Later at home with Toby, I asked him, "Did you get my text message?" As soon as the words left my mouth and before Toby gave me "are you a moron" look, I realized my mistake.

This last week while having lunch again with my mom, sister, and little brother, I had to fess up. I reminded Pete of our text message conversation and lesson. Then I told him that the message did not work. He asked why. "Because," I said, "Toby does not have a cell phone."

My family got a BIG laugh out of my blonde moment. They insisted that I blog it. Pete also asked me, "What did Toby say when you asked him if he had gotten the message. Toby only said, "Nope, didn’t get it." He did not laugh too much. Sometimes he has that worried look like, "Gosh, you get more like your mother every day." Besides, he has to live with me.

5 comments:

Dale Rowland said...

That's part of what makes your mother so precious. You should be honored.

Bag Blog said...

As soon as I told Mom the story, she said, "you get more like me every day." It is a joke between us that we get more alike - as long as we don't get like Aunt Mildred!

Laurie said...

LOL! I have been in withdrawal, my cell phone quit working in Las Vegas. We went to Nellis AFB and before being shown a movie we were asked to turn off our cell phones. After than, it did not work any longer. I thought, perhaps, it had something to do with the storm and power outages in Buffalo, NY. But no, it was just broke. So I had to buy a calling card and use a land line to call home. But, I finally called yesterday and good news, they are sending me a new phone. I think my phone has text messaging, but I don't know how to use it...

Anonymous said...

Great story, Lou!

I don't use text messaging either...simply because it's pretty cumbersome, what with "typing" with your thumbs and hitting various keys two or three times to get the requisite letter. I do, however, receive the odd text message now and then, whereby some maroon unknown to me asks "wassup?" And I pay a dime (on each occasion) for the privelege of reading such eloquence...

Anonymous said...

That was too funny! I do use text messages, but usually only with James. He is so hard to understand on the phone that I'd rather just text him.