Humour for the Over-50’s….oh so true..

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Read it all the way through! It’s a good laugh! AND really quite true!!

A good laugh for people in the over 50 group !!! 

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting World.

 My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it’s red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, “Re-calc-u-lating.” You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship..
When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven’t figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me.

They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden “Paper or Plastic?” every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, “Paper or Plastic?” I just say, “Doesn’t matter to me. I am bi-sacksual.” Then it’s their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do fart a lot.” 

P.S. I know some of you are not over 50. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are. 

Senior citizens don’t need anymore gadgets. The TV remote and the garage door remote are about all we can handle.


Courtesy of Google

12 thoughts on “Humour for the Over-50’s….oh so true..

  1. I can’t stop laughing!!..bisacksual!!!!!!!

    I can never find the damn house phone..I pick it up..yak yak yak!! put it down walk away..then the phone rings! Where’s the bloody phone!!! *laughing*

    In the wardrobe..nope!…bathroom? nope!..upstairs?..nope! Nope!’s in the damn laundry!!! It drives me batty xxxxxxxx

      • A big birthday around the corner for sure, mumsy … It feels like I’ve been waiting for this new chapter to begin for a whole year, and now that it is a few days a way, it feels strange. Oh but I welcome the 40s. I feel 28 anyway :-), the older I get, the more delusional I am, I suppose.

  2. I like the bi-sacksual comment too!

    And oohh….what is totally weird .. is when I misplace the cordless and can’t find it…I too look all over…but…ack …I even look in the freezer. What is with THAT??!?? I would never put it here, not even by accident….why do we look in places like that?

    OK….someone…puuhllleeeassseee tell me you do this too so that I don’t seem like a total dork!

  3. This is so funny and rings true, thanks for posting. I am approaching 50 at a time warp pace and I pass gas all the time. I got rid of my cell phone several years ago but my family insisted that I get one of those monthly pre-paid cell phones for the bottom of my purse. I resisted and resisted until about 2 months ago when i was traveling a lot. Glad I had it when the tornado hit my house last month and I was on the phone with my daughter the entire time. Lost power, some of the roof but never lost cell phone coverage.

    Start Your Family Tree w/ Me!

    • Tn I am glad you enjoyed – thank you for your visit! You made me laugh about passing gas 🙂 I am so glad you got another phone too! They do come in handy but be sure to keep on and recharged (unlike my 85 year old dad) who struggles with that concept! 🙂

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