I was visiting Winifred's blog today and she was talking about answering machines or recorded messages. You know the ones that say Press "1" if you want to speak to blah blah blah..Press "2" for blah blah blah.. Those things are so frustrating! I was telling her that our cable company has you try and fix your own connections via recorded messages. I did that one time and I think it ended up taking me about 40 minutes. The recorded message says, "I'll hold on while you go and unplug the connection. When you return say "Finished". You know those things make you feel like you are really off your rocker. Yelling words into a phone to a recorded person, when you are by yourself is nuts! A couple of years ago I was at a mall with my daughter and the trash can was talking! "Thank You for the lovely trash" or whatever it said. This all reminded me of my Grandma. When I was visiting her about 35 years ago, they had just put in a drive through fast food place that reminded me of Sonic. You know the ones where you can pull up and talk into the intercom without driving through. I don't know why she thought that you had to get out of the car and YELL the order while she stared at the window of the building, but God love her she did. I couldn't control myself and laughed hysterically sitting in the car. I wonder if my Grandpa told her that is what you had to do. When I drove her there, she acted like she did this all the time. They always went and got a bag of burgers... so I let her do her thing. I did however, tell her through my tears that was NOT how you did it. She didn't believe me. She said they wouldn't be able to hear her if she didn't get out and yell it. Okay, Grandma have it your way.
Now I am a Grandma and I wonder what the grands will be laughing at me about. There will actually be a large amount to choose from. Trust me.