Saturday, March 20, 2010

Technology angst revisited...

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Guilty confession:

My friend (who shall remain nameless) is a multitasker. We frequently talk while she is on the blue tooth and doing other out her garage. So I am accustomed to waiting to talk to her until she wraps up other conversations.

She recently lost her blue tooth, and I keep forgetting that she's lost her blue tooth.

Not to mention, she also has a few issues with her cell phone. Quite often I have received accidental-dial calls. And I listen as she is in line at the grocery store, or in a meeting, etc. before I figure out that it was not an intentional call, at which point I hang up and scold her later.

Last night was a first, however. I was calling her, and apparently she accidentally answered. She thought she was turning the phone off, but instead, answered it.

And I should probably mention that she has also recently re-entered the dating world after a loooooooong absence, and so I've been hearing a lot of her funny/horror stories, reading forwarded e-mails, and basically just playing life coach.

So last night I call her, and she answers, and I hear her obviously in a public place talking to someone. Yes, you can see where this is going, huh? Well, I thought she was finishing up a conversation with someone, but not wanting to miss my call, so I waited. And waited. In my defense, I DID try to get her attention by calling her name. But then I realized that she was making getting-to-know-you conversation...'where did you go to school'...'I knew someone who went there' type of things. And then I thought maybe she was wanting me to hear first hand some of what she was dealing with out there. So I waited for awhile before hanging up...maybe a little too long.

NO! I did not hear anything embarrassing. Not that the whole things wasn't a little embarrassing. I called her this morning to 'fess up. She took it well, and we had a few laughs. She actually can't wait to tell another friend (that set her up with this guy) that this happened.

All I can say is if she ends up with this one, I can say I was on their first date with them.

Oh, and this one sounded like a nice guy. :)


  1. I really think that if people can't control their phones, someone should take them (the phone) away and give them to the folks that keep their phones until they fall apart.

  2. Oh that's funny! I wouldn't have been able to resist listening in, either!!


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