Monday, October 27, 2008

Conversation With My Mother

Mom- "Kimberly, I am sorry to bother you at work, but I have a very important question to ask you."

Me- "What Mom?"

Mom- "How do I check my voicemail?"

Me- "Mom, you have had a cell phone for two years now, what do you mean you dont know how to check your voicemail?"

Mom-"Are you typing right now? I hear you typing, can you stop and pay attention? I need you to explain it to me again."

Me- (loud sigh, thoughts of zanax) "Alright Mom, first you dial *86"


Me-"No Mom, not right now, dont do this right now, wait until I hang up."

Mom-" Oh ok, ok, keep going hunny, well wait, let me get a pen, let me find a CRAIG! CRAIG WHERE DID YOU PUT MY PENS, I TOLD YOU NOT TO MOVE MY..oh, ok, here we go, I have one now."

Me-" So dial *86 and when you hear the recording start enter in your password."

Mom-"What's my password?"

Me- "What do you mean what's your password, you created it!"

Mom-"Can't you just tell me what it is?"

Me- "Mom, I dont know what your password is, YOU are the one who created it.."

Mom" Ok, oh dear, oh well hmm..I think it is 1111...can you check and see if that is right?"

Me-"No Mom, I can't check, you will have to enter it in and hit pound and then all your messages should come up."

Mom-"Ok hunny, I will go try it, thank you for all your help, I know you know this technology whoha."

Hang up.

Five minutes later, phone rings.

Mom- "Hi Honey!"

Me- "Mom, why are you calling me again?"

Mom-"Because I just got your message! You called and left a message for me to call you back!"

Me- "Mom I left that message three months ago...ok I am getting off the phone now..."

8 Cizz-omments:

sid said...

Ha ha ha. That's classic.

Cunning_Linguist said...


It's a shame the free dinners and sometimes laundry fests would stop or they'd be in homes already,huh? Not to be cruel, but just so they are supervised so they don't press buttons. My mother has the world's most expensive solitaire machine and she's fine with that. Any more complications and she doesn't want to know about it. Runs a virus scan every day like clockwork but isn't hooked up to the internet. :P

Deck of cards ~ 1.29
New computer ~ 1,400.

Watching my mother search for the any key..... priceless.

The Brooklyn Boy said...

Moms are great. Mine's actually sort of come around on the technology, but needs that phone program that stops her from making drunk dials to her children after too many glasses of wine.

Kat said...

my mom is seriously the SAME EXACT WAY..I think I am going to forward her this, cause it sounds just like her! LMAO!!

surviving myself said...

Every-time I talk to my Mom I must block out 1/2 hour. No matter what. She likes to talk.

Arjewtino said...

Way to bring the funny once again.

I might have had the exact same conversation with my mom about cell phones, VCRs, e-mail, Facebook, etc...

LisaBinDaCity said...

That conversation sounds a BIT familiar ;-)

MsPuddin said...

omg.i am forwarding this to my mom.the lady who has unlimited text messages, but doesn't even know what that means...