Old technology

11 Feb

We have six cordless phones at our house.  Yes, I know, it seems like a lot.  Yet, there never seems to be one handy when the phone rings.

Two of the six phones are really showing their age.  One of them resulted in the following conversation tonight:

Me: “Hi!  I was wondering if you could tell me if you carry soy flour?”

Him: “Soy flour?”

Me: “Soy flour.”

Him: “Soy flour.  Uhh, just a second.”

{Insert Jeopardy theme song.}

Him: “Yes, we do carry soy flour.”

Me: “Excellent!  Thanks so much!”

Him: “Hello?”

Me: “Yes!  Thank you!”

Him: “Hello?”

Me: “Hello?”

{Annoyed grumbling.} {CLICK!}

I’m glad they probably don’t have call display at the store.


5 Responses to “Old technology”

  1. Clare February 11, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    I think it is one of the articles of Murphy’s Law that a cordless phone will always be at the farthest point away from you when it rings, or tucked in the cushions of the couch. I swear my cordless phones are ventriloquists as I can rarely figure out where the ring is coming from.

  2. Jenny February 12, 2009 at 3:13 am #

    Our phones are new, we have 3 cordless, but rarely do you find one that is charged! Plus I keep the ringer off on the upstairs phone so it doesn’t wake us but then when you try to find it it’s impossible to find! Do your phones like to crawl into the crack of the couch too?

  3. marianne II February 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Fawny, Du schreibst so selten blogs! Hast Du gar keine Zeit mehr? Heute habe ich noch einmal Dein Gedicht von 1996 gelesen, dass Du mir auf den Schreibtisch gelegt hattest. Erinnerst Du Dich ? Je t’embrasse tendrement

  4. MommyTime February 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    We have six phones too! And often none of them is charged. I know you’re busy, and everyone’s had a cold, but when you have time, I’m sure we’d all love to know how the TV crew visit went!! Hugs to you and yours.

  5. Laural Out Loud February 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    My in-laws’ cordless phone is sooooo old. You have to press the buttons down really hard to get them to work. I get so frustrated with the darn thing, but then think, at least it’s better than those old rotary phones. Not THOSE were awful.

    As for the soy flour, you should send Michael into the store to get it, just in case.

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