Voice To Voice

I don’t own a smart phone.  In fact, there is not much about my life that is smart, except perhaps my wife.  I am happy just making and receiving calls.  Kind of a unique use for a phone I’ll have to admit.  I watch all the Verizon and AT&T and T-Mobile commercials extolling the virtues of the newest smart phone.  Much better they say then the one they introduced last week.

I can remember a time when we talked to each other face to face and voice to voice.  You could tell if someone was mad just by the tone of their voice.  You didn’t have to write everything in caps to let the recipient know you are upset.  And since we could talk faster then we could type, we were able to use whole words.  OMG, how weird is that?  So what we have produced is a generation of droids that can no longer communicate if they are standing next to each other.  That would require speaking, and we don’t do that very well any more.  I saw a sign the other day that said ” No, we don’t have WIFI. Try talking to each other”  Can you imagine what the business letter (if such thing continues to exist) will look like a few years from now.


10Q for your MSG.  I have researched your ? where you AA 411 on your policy.  My initial reaction was DIIK.  However, I found some data ATSL.  AAMOI, you can find it if you RTM.  Please provide me with your email ADR, and I will FWD you the documentation, PICs included.  Please reply by COB 4/13/14.



I don’t know about you, but I liked it better the old way, when we said it like it was.  Personal communication was in vogue and speech as well as proper verb age was taught in school.  I like to talk.  I’ve been doing it all my life.  I’ll talk to anyone  Just last week, we had a power failure and lost our TV.  Unfortunately, my laptop needed to be charged so I couldn’t use it either.  I went to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee, forgetting completely that it was also out of the question.  My wife was sitting there, so I sat down and we talked for about two hours.  We discussed everything and anything.  I really enjoyed it.  She seems like a nice lady:)

P.S.  For those of you that are texturally challenged, as am I, I will not make you look up the abbreviations.  The letter says—

Dear Sir

Thank you for your message.  I have researched your question where you asked about information on your policy.  My initial reaction was darned if I know.  However I found some data along the same lines.  As a matter of interest, you can find it if you read the manual.  Please provide me with your e-mail address and I will forward you the documentation, pictures included.  Please reply by close of business April 13, 2014.

Take Care Of Yourself


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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11 Responses to Voice To Voice

  1. It just makes you wanna say “WTF?”
    Gr8 post.


      • lol. i never saw that one b4. seriously took me a fews secs to get it. I remember my wife once sent me a text message “ABS 4FR”
        That was my first intro to the lingo. I foolishly showed the message to a male co-worker asking him what it meant. “She loves you man, absolutely and forever,” he replied. Embarrased me, lesson learned!
        You have a nice style oldmainer. And even the typing font is pleasing on the eye. Keep up the quality writing!


  2. laurie27wsmith says:

    Hey Bob. 😉 Great post here Mate. I wonder how this will come out in text speak. I hope you are having a great week.

    hA Bob. 😉 gr8 post hEr m8. I 1Dr how DIS wiL cum out n txt spk. I hOp U R havN a gr8 week.


  3. LOL to both of you:)


  4. sknicholls says:

    Great post. I had to push it onto twitter. I am a hatchling and I am just beginning to figure that platform out. It boggles my brain. My step-son has just started to talk and he’s twenty-three. Turns out, he’s an okay kid.


  5. My phone is not smart either. I’m a bit smarter after reading your post. I didn’t even know 10Q! Than you. Sue


  6. splitspeak says:

    I don’t own a smart phone either…
    … My smart phone owns me!!!
    Ugh. But I don’t like too many abbreviations, they are totally confusing.
    Nice post!

    Love, Mehak


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