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Friday, May 29, 2009

Maybe we aren't so predictable after all

We are on a family cell plan with my extended family, which is a great bargain for us. When we set up our account, we had to consider the habits of a wide variety of cell phone users - from my grandparents to my little brother. My brother is a big texter, so we got unlimited text messages, which applies to everyone. Since then, the rest of us have started texting much more often than I ever imagined.

Even my mom sends lots of text messages - she loves the predictive text feature, but she rarely has her glasses on when she's texting. I'll get messages like this one:

OK with of. Remember i want to in to bare minerals. He you foot hear from of again it because i an home and may lose reception again.

It's like a secret message that I have to decode by looking at what other letters are available on the keys she used...This one should have said:

OK with me. Remember i want to go to bare minerals. If you dont hear from me again it is because I am home and may lose reception again.

What I find most funny about these messages is that if I ever have the slightest typo here on the blog or in a text message my mom teases me. She is a stickler for correct grammar and spelling, which I have to admit was very helpful to me in school...in this one case, though, she totally falls apart. I guess her phone just isn't that good at predicting what she really wants to say!

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Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

too funny!! i have to double-check my texts before i send them, too. if my mom ever learns how to text - watch out! i'll have to extend my plan. :)

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

haha, that's hilarious! Love it! :)

Shelly said...

That's hilarious! I do the same thing as your mom, only I'm in a rush when texting and I see the mistakes but I'm too lazy to take the time to go back and correct them!

Kelly Deneen said...

LOL. That is so funny!! I use that feature too. ha!

Martha said...

LOL! I think it's great that your mom is texting! I can't even get my mom to get a cell phone or a computer! I have a friend who sends me the exact same kinds of messages as your mom sends you - and here I thought decoding the kids "txt tlk" was hard! Have a great weekend! :-)

Marva said...

Howwwww Funny!!!!!! Thanks for the laugh!


HeatherPride said...

Your mom is hilarious! You're a genius for figuring that one out!

Dawn said...

haha! i just recemtly found some similar feature on my phone... now i might have to think abgain befor ei try it!