So It’s Not the Phone?

Backstory: My mother calls. I have no voice, so I ignore the call and text her back. She responds by text.

Me: Can’t talk, I have no voice. I’m sick.
Mom: Don’t you have another phone?
Me: It doesn’t matter, I can’t talk. I don’t have a voice.
Mom: so why don’t you talk on your other phone.
Me: because I have no voice.
Mom: why is that phone broken too?
Me: the phones are fine, I just don’t have a voice. I can’t talk. I’m sick.
Mom: so it’s not the phone.
Me: no. I’m sick, I have no voice.
Mom: oh. hope your fever gets better.

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    • 1.  Anne

      Maybe Mom should head with her offspring to the doc for a check-up, too! Hope the voice – and Mom’s reading comprehension – have returned.

      August 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    • 2.  Emma Gardener

      Very frustrating. I wonder if this is an uncommon experience for this daughter to be misunderstood and unheard? :(

      August 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    • 3.  Terry

      This could be my mother. Oy vey. She hears just fine, but she doesn’t pay attention about 90% of the time unless the subject matter is about her.

      August 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    • 4.  Rebecca

      omg! my mom does this on the phone all the time, hysterical to see it in text. i thought this was a normal mom thing, but gathering from some of the other comments, it’s not.

      August 27, 2010 at 12:03 am

    • 5.  Monday Snax « Little Stories

      [...] So, It’s Not the Phone? One of my new favorite humor blogs. Correspondence with your mom. (Postcards from Yo Momma) [...]

      August 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

    • 6.  nolalola26

      Poor daughter! Sick AND worried her mom is losing her marbles??

      September 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    • 7.  Silvia Odete Morani Massad

      At this time I am going to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast
      coming again to read further news.

      August 31, 2017 at 10:53 am

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