Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Tidings of Magpies - Post Review

I was catching up on my Blog of Note reading today and stumbled across this post from a few days ago. It's a poem that I can relate to. In fact, just reading it made me want to smash my cell phone into little pieces... pop over and have a read, and tell me if these people drive you CRAZY.

I personally hate my cell phone. All it really does is provide my family with an instant GPS tracker. Typical conversation...

Riiiiinnnng, Riiiiiiinnnng,

Me: Hello?

Hubby: Where are you?

Me: Oh, here and there.

Hubby: And where exactly is that?

Me: Well, currently I'm standing in line for the ladies room.

Hubby: Oh, how's that going?

Me: Great. Do you want to know what's stuck to my shoe?

Hubby: Why would I want to know that?

Me: Forget it. What did you want?

Hubby: Oh, nothing. Just to know when you're coming home.

Me: Soon.

Hubby: Soon, when?

Me. At five-oh-four exactly. Or a few minutes after that.. I haven't really triangulated my position with the sun completely yet.

Hubby: uh... So when exactly?

Me: Soon. I'm not sure of the exact time. It depends on how long you are going to talk. I really do have to pee you know.

Hubby: Oh. So, you want me to let you go then?

Me: I think that would be best.

Hubby: Will you call me when you get out?

Me: Why?

Hubby: So I'll know when you'll be home.\

Me: I"LL BE THERE WHEN I GET THERE. I have no plans, I'm not flying to the moon after work, and as far as I know, aliens will not arrive from outerspace today so I will be home at the same time I get home everyday.

Hubby: Well you don't have to be rude you know.

Me: I HAVE TO PEE!! I'm hanging up now.

Hubby: Okay, okay. Can you pick me up some chips... you know, the cheesy ones?

Me: ....... *click* .... dialtone.

God. How did we ever SURVIVE without cell phones? I would like to smash mine with a hammer. All it represents is the most definite knowledge that I will never be completely alone ever again.

I have to go, my phone is ringing.


A Woman Of No Importance said...

Alas, there is no privacy possible since the invention of the mobile 'phone - Of course, I occasionally let my battery fade, and 'forget' to charge it again - for a while... Bliss!

Jewels said...

I wish I could let the battery go. It's my work phone.. and sometimes my boss likes to "test" me.

david mcmahon said...

You've just proved you are related to someone I know very well!

Hmmm, maybe I feel a cellphone post coming on. You have inspired me!

jinksy said...

Use the O, F,F, button and peace will reign...

Jewels said...

David - Always good to know I have relatives out there somewhere!

Jinksy - oh, how I wish I could!

Carolina said...

Hi, no time to read your post, will be back for that, if you can't copy and paste it, you'll have to save it on your computer and then import it into your post. If you want to display it, I can only tell what I have to do for that: add a gadget to your sidebar, the one that lets you display a photo/picture and then import it from your computer again. Gosh, don't know if this made it any clearer to you. Good luck!
I'll be back to read your post later today.
Hugs xx

Carolina said...

I'm back and read your post and you made me laugh again. Very funny, luvly writing!

Actually, I have stated in my bloggerprofile that I HATE THE TELEPHONE! And not only the mobile one. I don't mind people talking on their mobiles if they are in a restaurant or cafe or in a line for the toilets or wherever as long as they don't SHOUT! But please don't call me. Write or text or email. But don't call! Strange isn't it?

Jewels said...

no, I completely agree. I hate the phone too. The only time I like it is when I'm on a long drive and need to stay awake!

Jerry K said...

Good one, Jewels. How about when someone is talking on the cell while out to dinner with a friend or mate? And don't even mention texting. Full disclosure: I vacillate between really wanting an iPhone, and being disgusted with myself for even considering it.

Jewels said...

I know Jerry, I too have salivated over the iphone... then I remember that at some point, it will ring, and I'll throw it into the river, thus wasting $400. Not worth it!

Anonymous said...

I quite often 'forget' my phone at home, and it is really really nice to be free of it for a day. People get used to you missing their calls and calling back when you're free to talk, and not always being able to check where you are, if they can't always do it. Although I guess it also worries my parents when they can't get in touch with me as soon as it turns dark...

I always leave it at home when I'm on holiday, I like a break from all that and know I'd be on the texts if I did take it with me.

I'm not sure why having a mobile irritates me so often, I'm only 22so have pretty much 'grown up' with them! Think I'm a little old-fashioned for my age...

Jewels said...

Chapati, welcome!

I leave mine off during vacation. It's the only time I can get completely away from it!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hahahaha, I LOVE this post, nearly peed my pants laughing :D :D don't you ever hit the "send busy tone" button? Or continue the conversation while peeing- just to be wicked?!
I haven't done much visiting lately...and for that I feel the need to apologise....not sure why? Madness!
Anyway, I must go and pee now....

Dughallmor Beagles said...

OMFG!!!! I swear it's doing it again....you are probably the 10th person I have left comment #13 for tonight! Creepy....so that was #14!

Jewels said...

LOL. People KNOW when you hit that button and get all offended when you ignore them!

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