cell phones

Why are horses always so negative?

They say, “neigh” to everything.


I am really savvy when it comes to modern technology. (You can tell I’m joking already.) In fact, when we first got cell phones, Bud had to go to the hospital for some tests. I took his cell phone while he was having a test done and went to get a cup of coffee. I was standing in line behind a woman who had a very large order. I heard a ringing sound and asked her if she heard it. She said she did. I wondered aloud what it was. Then, speaking to anyone who cared to listen, I said, “Oh, I bet it’s one of those sensors that let’s the cashier know when someone enters.” I walked back and forth, listening for the sound. It sounded several times, but there was no correlation to where I stood and when it sounded. I made quite a spectacle moving around and looking up for what I was certain was the sensor triggering the ringing. It finally stopped.

Finally I got up to the barista and ordered. When I reached into my pocket to get some change, I noticed the cell phone. It indicated that I had missed a call. Then, loud enough to make sure everyone knew how smart I was, I said, “It was my cell phone!”

But I’m not the only one in my family to do stupid stuff. Tomorrow I’ll tell on some of my brothers and sisters. But at least we do laugh at ourselves. We have to.


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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