Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Feeling a little inadequate


Important Man: you’d better give me your mobile number.


Pat: Oh shall I phone your secretary and give it to her?


Important Man: don’t you have it with you?


Pat: er no. I have it written in my diary.


Important Man: …?


Pat ( scrabbling in handbag) Oh I changed my handbag so my diary isn’t here. Sorry.


Important Man: Just text it to me.


Pat: I don’t text. I…


Important Man: – with the hint of a sigh. Just phone my secretary.

25 comments:

john.g. said...

DOH!!

Pat said...

John G: I'll bet you enjoyed that didn't you?

mapstew said...

You Funny! :¬)

xxx

Luna said...

Aww don't feel inadequate at all, you're pretty good at internet stuff :)

savannah said...

i only remember my mobile number because i've had the same one for 10 years! and even with that, i have to think before i say it out loud, sugar! xoxoxoxx

Pat said...

Mapstew: I've had a lot on my mind:)

Luna: that's what I keep telling myself (and the Important Man but he wassn't listening.)

Savannah: I just feel I shouldn't squander my diminishing brain cells on a hell of a long number.xoxo

Eryl Shields said...

Einstein argued that one shouldn't waste precious brain cells on memorising things that can be looked up. Add to that not wishing to waste precious handbag space, and energy, on carrying things best left to secretaries, and I think you come out of this the more sensible of the two. You just need to cultivate a superior air.

Pat said...

Eryl: them's my sentiments too;)

kenju said...

I don't text either - and I don't care to learn how!

lom said...

Don't worry about it Pat, I don't know my number either, and I even have trouble remembering the landline number

Queenie said...

Hahahahaha *wipes tears from eyes*

Thanks for the laugh, Pat x

sablonneuse said...

That was really funny, Pat, but like you and Helen I have trouble remembering my mobile number.

Pat said...

Judy, LOM, Queenie and Sandy: now all I have to do is to remember to switch it on. Not so easy when you have the five inch bath water mentality. All that battery going to waste.

AndrewM said...

Five inches....

Is that before or after you get in?

The Cloudcutter said...

Haha. You're like my Dad :-)

Pat said...

AndrewM; har har!

CC: same vintage:)

Granny Annie said...

I wish you had asked "important man" for HIS cell phone number. I'm betting he would have had to call his secretary to ask:)

R. Sherman said...

Anytime someone asks me for my cell number, my response is "no." There are exactly six people who have it and five of them are family. I don't need to be bothered by people unless its on my terms, thank you.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Grannie Annie: I might just try that later on:)

Randall: he's allowed - he's MTL's surgeon.

angryparsnip said...

wahahahahahahah...

When I have to give or write out my number I always have to say the Area code first because I have a Arizona land-line and a California Cell phone.
Plus the numbers are somewhat the same... so I get people who look at me " we don't need the area code " but I NEED to say it or I confuse the numbers !

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: I'm like that with my prayers: if I lose the thread I have to go back to the beginning. It can take all night sometimes:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL.....I LOVE this! This is where everytbing is now---And I couldn't be further behind....!
At least you have a phone and someone could call you...lol!

Pat said...

Naomi: it got worse. When I phoned the secretary a message said leave your phone number and I'll phone you back. So I left my phone number expecting her to call me back so I could then give her my mobile number.
She gave my land line number to himself. All is well again but they think I'm a complete idiot but are too polite to say so.

Guyana-Gyal said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA. I can laugh because something similar happened to me once, one day I will tell.

Don't feel bad, Pat. Look at young folks who are supposed to be brighter, smarter, etc...they don't know everything.

As far as I'm concerned, there is not a soul on this earth who knows everything. We've just been brainwashed into thinking that the cell phone is soooo very important.

I bet important man's wife probably wants to thump him sometimes for the things he doesn't know or forgets.

Pat said...

GG: I have to confess I don't lose any sleep about my occasional inadequacies. Too late now!