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Monday, May 01, 2006

Anybody Recognize Themselves?

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2006 WHEN...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers for your family of 3.


4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5 Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that
they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if
anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the
screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the
first 20 or 30 (or 60) years in your life, is now cause for panic and you
turn around to go get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this
message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this
list.

AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

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And from Caitlin in the comments:

16. You don't keep up with your family and friends because they don't have an RSS feed, and you never can remember to check their infrequently updated web page.
I'd seen a few of these, but not the entire list. Of course, online first, coffee second.

And I'm ashamed to admit I call my house from the car for help (but usually from a few blocks away).

Thanks to one of my friends whose name is on the blogroll and who knows who he is.

(Leave me a comment if you want credit - I'll be happy to acknowledge).

18 comments:

Caitlin said...

16. You don't keep up with your family and friends because they don't have an RSS feed, and you never can remember to check their infrequently updated web page. :P

oshee said...

Ok, I found myself in that list. And yes I scrolled back up to check that there was no number 9, while laughing at myself.

I have recently made a very good friend, through a writing class. SHe does not have a computer at home. So, no email. The class is ending this week and I am faced with how I am going to put in the effort to maintain the friendship. With no email..I am worried about it. Isn't that sad?

madcapmum said...

Only a little bit of me is living in 2006, apparently. The rest of me is hiding in a Luddite closet!

Sarah Elaine said...

Love that list! I wonder what the one for 2016 will look like?!

Ava said...

Yes, I laughed, looked for number 9 and saw myself in just about every one of those!!

Although ...

Are you ready for this ...

Hang on to your seat ...

I do not have a cell phone!! Really!!

megz_mum said...

Very good!

Lavender Dawn said...

i didn't have to scroll, but i did look! evil evil evil!

i dont have a cell phone. ok that is a lie. i have a track phone that i bought a $20 card for and lost because all they gave me was a receipt and i lost it. and i am too lazy to reactivate it.

i deal. know how badly i wanna click on the wheelchair?

mreddie said...

Several of those did get me. The wife and I each have a cell phone and when we go to different places in a large store or mall, we call as to where to meet. It's a whole new world. ec

achromic said...

I got one!

You know your living in 2006 when you SAY LOL out loud to someone's joke....

We got rid of our landline..... we are cell phone ONLY babe!!

Granny said...

Test - why is the wheelchair talking to me? For visually impaired?

ipodmomma said...

yup, we're truly in new times... :)))

Stew said...

17. You e-mail reminders to yourself instead of post-its

Merle said...

Hi Ann ~~ I liked these and could relate
to some of them. I do not have a cell phone either. We call them mobile
phones here, but I have never felt the need for one. Keep well Ann.
Cheers, Merle.

granny p said...

Nodding and laughing. Yes. It's the getting on line before the coffee goes on that most makes my less addicted Beloved wild...

Beth said...

How about...

You've used your cell phone to call the children in their bedrooms to come to dinner.

Yep...really do that.

Gina said...

Laughing!

We currently do not own a cell phone. The only thing I can think of that we would need it for is to call home about groceries or when we are meeting people.

Other than that, we get along ok.

jw said...

Great comments.

I primarily carry a cell phone for emergencies. I find that I call 911 at least every two months. Before cell phones I carried ham radios to contact emergency services.

My son's alarm clock went off at 4 AM a couple weeks ago. He never hears that beep but it drives me nuts. He had locked his bedroom door. So I sent him a text message: "Turn off alarm." Moments later it was off.

Jessie Speer said...

that's hilarious! and so true ... thanks for the laugh....