I think I pretty much have the technological world figured out.
It’s not very apparent on my blog because the layout of this thing is about as interesting as a Creed reunion, but the only reason that it’s lame is because I’m lazy.
As far as other things, like TVs and phones and that kind of stuff, I have it down pat. I even have the iPhone, which although it works only about three percent of the time, is about as technologically advanced as phones get.
Some people, though, still don’t get technology.
I don’t really fault them for it, because sometimes gadgets can be frustrating and really, people who don’t get technology are extremely entertaining.
My favorite is the guy who speaks into his cell phone like the person he’s talking to is actually inside his phone.
You know what I’m talking about, we’ve all seen them. And every time it’s a sight to behold.
The person holding the phone always has a puzzled look on his face. He’s staring at the phone – held at arms length – listening intently and all the while looking like someone just asked him to explain why some people are Republicans.
Then, when it’s his turn to speak, he of course screams his reply into the phone. He doesn’t hold the phone to his ear, he just holds the mic part close to his mouth and shouts about how “Mary never knows when to shut her mouth!”
I never understand this part, but it’s what happens every time.
To me, if you’re convinced the person you’re talking to really is stuck in your phone, whispering is really the better strategy. Why yell at the person crammed into Tiny Phone World when there is no doubt he’s already annoyed at being stuck in there in the first place? His TV must be the size of a grain of rice, yelling at him won’t get you anywhere.
But that’s what people do.
They yell, then hold the phone way back and wait for the man stuck in there to yell back, which of course he does because he’s pissed at them for yelling at him.
I wonder sometimes if I should explain to these people that there really isn’t a man in their phone and maybe they should consider just writing a letter instead of acting like an idiot, but I never do.
It’s much more fun to sit back, make fun of them in my head and then blog about it the next day.