Talking About Text

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I have a really good friend who thinks I’m a little crazy. Actually, I have many good friends who know I am a little crazy. It always seems that she and I can get into trouble without even trying…but I am always the ring leader as far as that goes.

I once read the definition of what the difference is between a “class clown” and a “class comedian”…it came from one of my very favorite comedians, a veritable comic genius, and a fellow New York native, Billy Crystal:

“In high school, I was the class comedian as opposed to the class clown. The difference is, the class clown is the guy who drops his pants at the football game, the class comedian is the guy who talked him into it.”

I am the class comedian. Usually the class clown is the one who gets caught, but unfortunately, in most instances, was also caught.

She and I text each other a lot especially since she travels quite a bit. We maintain an electronic friendship more than one that finds us both in the same room at the same time but that works for both of us. She knows that when and if she ever needed me I’d be wherever, whenever and I know she would too. When we are together, anything goes.

She’s really brilliant as far as computers and the internet and all its many facets go. She’s been my guru for several years now and when I have a problem with something I’ll send her a text and she’ll say “Try this” or “Did you do this?” and almost always it will fix whatever the problem was. What I really never like seeing is “UH OH!!! That’s not good!” which means that I then have to call Toby of Beach Cities Computers; he is my go-to guy when my guru is grounded. (Click the link if you need computer help.)

We get together for occasional Friday night dinners when we are both in town.  Usually there is lots of laughter and lots of cocktails, followed by more laughter. MOTNSO (“More Often Than Not Significant Other”) is always happy to be our Designated Driver on these GNO’s (or GNI – Girls’ Night In if one of us is cooking) so we never have to drive. He dutifully picks us up and drops us off and fetches us again later in the evening. I don’t know too many men who will do that and have such a great sense of humor about our doings.

On more than one of these occasions we decided we both needed a longer break from our daily routine. I’d insist we go online and plan some trip somewhere. She usually tries to reason with me, but not that much, since she often needs the break even more than I do. On  more than one occasion we’d go online and plan some trip somewhere only for me to remember the next morning and say “Oh, no! Why did I do that? I can’t possibly go!” She has created a term which I thought I’d share: “BUI”…”Booking Under the Influence.” Now whenever we are texting about a potential overnight outing she will text back “Are you BUI?”

I don’t think that you can get arrested for that and fortunately we’ve never booked anything that was illegal, “fine-able” and most importantly, wasn’t completely refundable.

Well, that reminded me of some of the absolutely hilarious lists with text abbreviations exclusively for seniors. If you’ve missed these, I share some with you here…enjoy!

ATD: At The Doctor’s

BFF: Better Find Father

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM: Covered By Medicare

CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center

DWI: Driving While Incontinent

FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

FYI: Found Your Insulin

GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!

GTG: Gotta Groan

GHA: Got Heartburn Again

HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL: Living On Lipitor

LWO: Lawrence Welk’s On

OMMR: On My Massage Recliner

OMG: Oh My! Gas.

ROFL… CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing… And Can’t Get Up

RULKM: Are You Leaving Kids Money?

SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop

TGIF: Thank Goodness It’s Four (Four O’Clock – Early Bird Special)

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

WTF: Wet The Furniture

WTP: Where’s The Prunes?

WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

I have also added one…TTBFTW: That’s The Blog For This Week

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2 Responses to Talking About Text

  1. joan says:

    did you get most of the shortcuts from your parents?

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