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Saw This On Facebook And Had To Share


Sunday, September 01, 2013

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Should I Really Join Facebook? (Priceless)

Read it all the way through. It's a good laugh for people in the over 60 group and really quite true.

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, my 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.

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 lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions, 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.

P.S. I know some of you are not over 60. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are. I figured your sense of humour could handle it. We senior citizens don't need anymore gadgets. The TV remote and the garage door remote are about all we can handle.

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ROSIEJ1942 7/8/2014 7:42AM

    Your welcome, Nas

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NASFKAB 7/8/2014 7:28AM

  FUNNY thanks for posting we over seventies cant handle all this

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ROSIEJ1942 6/23/2014 8:51PM

    emoticon I've never had one of those smart phones, like that, but, yes, new and more gadgets come out all the time.

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COMPCHIC52 6/23/2014 4:17PM

    on the smart phone I hated the beeping from facebook. there is a setting in facebook from the phone you can turn that off. new and more gadgets.

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ROSIEJ1942 9/5/2013 9:28PM

    Yes they sure have!! emoticon

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IRISHEI 9/5/2013 8:56AM

    I received this from another friend too, pretty funny. Times sure have changed. emoticon

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ROSIEJ1942 9/5/2013 7:59AM

    emoticon That's what I thought, too, Sandi emoticon

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SAGARINO 9/5/2013 7:42AM

    I saw this on FaceBook too, so funny emoticon

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ROSIEJ1942 9/4/2013 6:57PM

    Yes, sandie, That's all I have or need is just my cell phone and that is all I have.

There are too many fancy things out there foe me.

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GMASANDIE 9/4/2013 6:38PM

    This is good! I don't have such a phone. I wanted one because of its face being larger. Found out it would cost at least 30. Extra a month. I won't pay that because I don't want the i phone for texting or emailing or FB...I want it for simply a cell phone.

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ROSIEJ1942 9/4/2013 5:53PM

    emoticon I always liked Dennis the menace.

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BAMAJAM 9/4/2013 2:12PM

  Goodness, do I understand completely!!!

I think of Mr. Wilson of the Dennis the Menace cartoon... He was trying to work the TV remote and not succeeding. Dennis looks out the window, and says, "Mr. Wilson, your TV is not working, but your garage door is going crazy..."

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ROSIEJ1942 9/2/2013 9:03PM

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ROBERTAUP 9/2/2013 1:54PM

    Funny!

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ROSIEJ1942 9/1/2013 11:59PM

    emoticon emoticon Kat

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KAT7457 9/1/2013 10:16PM

    My phone went crazy on me oops

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