When parents text...

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    Dec 21, 2010 10:48 AM GMT
    (samples...)

    MOM: guess what?
    ME: what?
    MOM: I found a live stream of puppies online. I have been watching it for two hours.


    MOM: 3>
    MOM: damn. that didn’t work.
    MOM: how do you get the three to turn around


    MOM: Have you ever heard of camel toe? Did you call your bank rep?


    DAD: got new phone plesa send me your text message address


    MOM: How do I turn my phone off?
    ME: Hold the red power button down. It’s usually the end call button
    MOM: I don’t understand. I am getting on a plane. I don’t want to cause a plane crash.
    MOM: Hi this is Steve, your mom wanted to let you know she found help turning off her phone, she’ll talk to you in 14 hours. Love you! (this is mom)


    MOM: DO YOU WANT A PILLOW PAL FOR CHRISTMAS???!!?
    ME: no.
    MOM: I GOT YOU THE LADYBUG ONE :-)


    ME: Might not make it off the GW bridge alive in this storm.
    DAD: Keep windows up if you go into water remember that car will float for a min till ya roll win down and swim away


    MOM: Hey is there a site i can use to look up traffic around the mall at a given time?
    ME: Uhhhh no, mom.
    MOM: Well i dont know,with all these sites, gps and stuff??



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    Dec 21, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    Hahahaha parents can be so funny.

    In fact my dad for longest time didn't know what smilies were and asked to what these icon_smile.gif ;) icon_sad.gificon_razz.gif were

    Mind you he's in the finance field and had cellphones before I even got one of my own and texts regularly.
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 21, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    I think my dad is better at texting than I am. My mom is hopeless.

    I thought these were all texts YOU received, Jakebenson, and I was going to ask when you were going to introduce me to your adorable parents. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    This one is reallly funny
    http://damnyouautocorrect.com/
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    Since i moved to another city for college and i got a new notebook, i left my old one home. So my mom learned how to use it.
    Now she's online all day long continuously texting me and she uses all kinds of emoticons like crazy.
    I created a monster...But she's much funnier than me on messenger. She's so sweet and innocent.
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI think my dad is better at texting than I am. My mom is hopeless.

    I thought these were all texts YOU received, Jakebenson, and I was going to ask when you were going to introduce me to your adorable parents. icon_lol.gif


    Well, sir, I believe you already owe me an introduction to your parents! Yes? What are you waiting for?
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    While my mom is a decent texter....or, well, getting *better*, this is usually how my dad texts:

    (From two days ago):

    Dad: CHRIS MAZDA HAS A NEW CAR PLAN 60MONTHS ZERO FINANCING WE AUY WOU YOU PAY US AND GET CAR WHEN PAID OFF THEN YOU HAVE FULL WAQPRANTY NEW CAR RATES ARE BETTER
    Me: I appreciate that, dad, but I'd really like to buy it myself. Plus, I'll end up paying more for a new car anyway.
    Dad: WELL WELL TALK LATE WE DONT WANT YOU SPENDINF TOO MUCH WE COULD GET YOU GOOD INTEREST
    Me: You know, when I put your voice to this, it sounds like one of those foreign car commercials...



    And no, he does not TALK LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.
  • tajsreve

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    Dec 21, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    Try walking your parents through starting a website over the phone. Argggghhh.

    Dad: I clicked on the internet icon. Now what?
    Me: What opened? What are you seeing?
    Dad: Nothing.
    Me: well you have to be seeing something.
    Dad: Nothing.
    Me: Is the timer appearing next to your pointer?
    Dad: Timer? No nothing. I have Word open and all I see is the text that I wrote.
    Me: Ok then minimize that window. then what do you see?
    Dad: Just the background pic.
    Me: will then click the internet icon again.. Remember you have to double click the icon.
    Dad: I know.
    Me: Now what do you see?
    Dad: Nothing.
    Me: Is you word program still there.
    Dad: Just a minute---
    Me: What are you doing?
    Dad: What do you mean, What am i doing? I am trying to close all these damn internet windows to find Word.

    Next Day.
    Me: are you ready to start this all over again. Maybe we can get farther than yesterday.
    Dad: No can do.
    Me: What's up?
    Dad: The mouse is broke.
    Me: Huh? Why is the mouse broke? It's a new computer. How do you know it is broken.
    Dad: (Starts giggling) Mom broke it!
    Me: MOM? (this is a lady that never gets upset)
    Dad: It kept telling her to re-enter the data that she already entered ONE too many times. (now laughing hysterically) She smashed that little bugger to bits!!!! baaaa haaaa haaaaa
    Mom: (in background) SHUT UP!
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    Dec 21, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    Tom_Tom said
    Bunjamon saidI think my dad is better at texting than I am. My mom is hopeless.

    I thought these were all texts YOU received, Jakebenson, and I was going to ask when you were going to introduce me to your adorable parents. icon_lol.gif


    Well, sir, I believe you already owe me an introduction to your parents! Yes? What are you waiting for?


    Were our dates in North America coinciding you'd have been invited to meet them! For now just stalk them on Facebook. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Jesus, it actually happens like that though...
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    My mom would never text, she is not at all a tech junkie. Its still call when you need phase for her.
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    OMG!!! hahahaha that was amazing! i love your mother!
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    None of our 4 parents are still living, but hubby's got a sister like this. She doesn't text, though, just e-mail, and cell calls at the worst possible moments for the most ridiculous reasons.

    Or the one I hate the most: explaining a complicated multi-step computer process over the phone to her. I'd rather drive the 60-mile round trip up there and just do it in person myself.
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    Dec 21, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    I love my Mum's texts, they're usually so brief, economical and sometimes endearing with autocorrect mistakes <3 Here's one she sent me when she and my dad went to Paris:

    Me: It's the C5. Don't take the C8 [to Versailles] as it goes east.
    Mum: Correct I am on the net mow the train leaves very grew we will have breaky at 8 walk the motte dame and get the train by 9. It is a1hr journey not sure about cost .did ahugh tour today

    and then later

    Mum: Versatile not mention waited 1.5hour for train believe a strike save for another trip going shopping champs elyssa

    I would not miss these texts and 'luv mum' for the world!
  • monet

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    Dec 21, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    I was over at my father's house recently and I noticed that he had used a black Sharpie marker to write people's names and phone number's on the back of his cell phone.
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    Dec 21, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Haha this thread shows of parents and their occassional adorableness. While my mom just figured out how to read text messages (responding will probably take another 5 years or so to teach her), my dad likes to think he responds successfully. He knows one word "ok"

    Actual text:

    Me: Do you want me to meet you all after class or should I just go straight home?
    Dad: (30 minutes later) ok
    Me: What?!? Ugh I will call you after class
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    Dec 21, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
    These great anecdotes aside, I know a fair number of people in their 70s, even a few over 80, who use these things perfectly easily. You'd think they grew up with them, and I always smile to see it happening.

    As I often say of myself, they refuse to concede technology to children.
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    Dec 21, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    ROFL at some of these texts!

    -Doug
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    Dec 21, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    my bro in law brought his old imac to my mom 2 years ago.
    she gave it this haughty look.
    he took it back.

    love my mom. .
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    Dec 21, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    I got you the ladybug one is my anthem of the day
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    Dec 21, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    HAHAHA

    my moms text messages never make logical sense. She has started just using the first letter of most of the words because it takes her too long to text a full message. The end result looks like:

    "I t the t 2 day. So i u want 2 m 4 l we can j on the l"

    translation:

    I took the train 2day. So if u want to meet 4 lunch we can jump on the L"

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    She's a funny lady
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    Dec 21, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    texting is beyond my parents, but one day maybe it'll be easier for them
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    Dec 21, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    hahaha. Love it.

    I'll send my dad an occasional text, but I don't think he's sent me one. Ever.
    I'm guessing that he thinks texting is silly.

    My mom will send me a text every now and then (usually because she forgot my email or wasn't sure that I'd get the email.)
    She refuses to join Facebook because she doesn't know why people would want to know what she ate for breakfast. I tell her to create an account just so she can know what my brother is up to (he lives half way across the country and is currently in Japan) but it's still no go.
    She has a Droid and the only apps she has/uses are Google Sky Maps (I showed her the app on my phone and she was enthralled) and Angry Birds (a radio program she heard mentioned that it was a popular app and was free for the Droid).

    My grandfather has a cell phone and it's still hard to reach him. He'll leave his phone charging all day in a different room of his place and won't get to the phone before the call goes to vmail. Never mind that I'd set up his vmail and password on speed dial, he tends to forget that. Every time I see my grandfather, I show him how to retrieve his vmail all over again.
    Texting would be one thing too much for him.
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    Dec 21, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    These were mine today from mom:

    Mom>> Almost Christmas!!
    Mom>> I have a whole week off!
    Mom>> Need help to paint ?
    Mom>> I could come up for a day
    Mom>> Let me know
    Mom>> Gotta Go - talk later
    Mom>> Lunch at 1
    Mom>> Bye

    I love how she doesn't wait for me to respond to anything icon_smile.gif

    Dad on the other hand, enjoys the responses - but still is cryptic in his typing (This was from the other day - the day after a Christmas event) Please note the autocorrect and complete lack of punctuation.

    Dad>> Are you up he he
    Dad>> How is your head

    Me>> It's fine. No I wasn't up :p

    Dad>> What are you doing this morning

    Me>> My friend and I are working on the floor today

    Dad>> U no there is a stand in the closet for the compound saw.

    Me>> Yep. I know. It's standing up in there - I put it there

    Dad>> Yep
    Dad>> Good luck see u Monday



    I guess this is my punishment for arranging iPhones for them last year. Dad religiously comments and "LIKES" things that go on in mine and my sister's life icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    calibro saidI got you the ladybug one is my anthem of the day


    At least it wasn't the Unicorn one? icon_razz.gif