5/30/09

Hello? Hello????


Want a SURE FIRE way to piss off your teenage girls and adolescent son?  Leave your phone at home all day.   Off.


That'll teach 'em to take me for granted. 





46 comments:

Deb Thaxton said...

-->I'll keep that in mind when my son gets older. Of course, I'd be lost without my crackberry all day too.

http://thaxtonfam.blogspot.com

Me, Amplified said...

if you leave it on, they will be able to hear it ring every time they call.

(start evil laugh)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Oh honey, there has to be a better way. I don't think I could live w/o that damn crackberry all day.

Joanie M said...

Hahaha!!! Dani goes ballistic if she can't get ahold of me!

Cindy said...

Whatever did we do when we couldn't call someone at the drop of a pin!

Not The Rockefellers said...

That happened to me by mistake once, the cord fell out of the wall...I have to say it was nice!

Peace - Rene

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

That's pretty clever, my daughter is 11 so I'm going to file this away for the future :).

Susan said...

You are way smarter than I could ever imagine. I'm totally saving this for a really good payback day.

LadyFi said...

What a brilliant way of getting yourself some peace and quiet while annoying them at the same time.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

You go Girl!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Scope said...

Yes. Remember back when we where young, and if your parents were "out" they were "out of touch" as well? And you had to make decissions by yourself.

Or (*GASP*) PLAN AHEAD!

I didn't get a cell phone until about a year and a half ago. People started asking if I was "Amish."

Frau said...

Love it and except my 15year old would pay me back by leaving her phone off, while I'm trying to get ahold of her. But I like the way you think...pissing off teens is just plain fun!

Midwest Mommy said...

My mom did that to us once...then she said now you know how I feel, lol

Irish Gumbo said...

"Mmmmmmooooom, where are you youuuuuu?!" No wonder I couldn't get hold of you, dammit! Jeez, mom..."

Oh, wait, you're my OTHER mom...and you were off duty, so that's cool :)

Whew.

Oz Girl said...

Decided to cruise over from Smart Mouth Broad's blog... funny stuff here. :-D My kids aren't at home anymore, but I manage to piss everyone off because I DO forget my phone at home. All. The. Time.

My DIL is a 2nd grade teacher, so we hear the funny stories all the time, and we love 'em. Some are almost unbelievable, but I guess when you're talking about 2nd graders, anything's possible!

I'll have to point her to your blog, I'm sure she'll be able to identify! ;)

Dana's Brain said...

HAHAHAHAHA!

That cracks me up. Of course, when my husband does the same thing I want to murder him. But it's funny when it's your kids.

Alix said...

Damn right VM. Nicely done.

jo said...

I've done that to my teenagers too & they HATE it! & the messages start coming through in capital letters, but like they will say to me 'too bad too sad'

ModernMom said...

LOL I bet that would work for Husband's too!

Scandalous Housewife said...

I was scrolling through the blogs I read and saw your tag line about ways to piss off your teens (hear brakes squealing).
I'm always looking for new and innovative means of revenge on my torturing teen spawn...

♥ Braja said...

Yeah? What about me?
:(

♥ Braja said...

Yeah? What about me?
:(

laughingwolf said...

might work for you, vm...

what i did: took away THEIR phones, for 2 days :O lol

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

now THAT, my friend, is a GREAT idea!

smiles, bee

i don't think it will work with my daughter though, she's 43. ps

Sue said...

You are SO right! One day, by accident and brain overload, I accidently left my cell phone at home when I went to work. I wondered why my purse felt so heavy. When I got to work I discovered I had the "house phone" in my purse. It was pure bliss!

Mad Texter said...

Yessss! Strike, strike, strike!! Alert the Local 102.

Queen Bee said...

I still hate when my mom does that.

dizzblnd said...

BRILLIANT! You can also "accidentally" lose their phones. That's fun too!

Maelstrom said...

Braja, you sound lonely, and like you're in a big empty room by yourself. Did anyone else notice the echo?

Dr Zibbs said...

And I'm dying to know why you called me a liar on my blog? What do you think I was lying about?

Suzy said...

My parents did that because there were no answering machines or cell phones back then. I think we were better off that way.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love leaving my phone at home. Especially when i go to the beach...

darsden said...

Hilarious...I still get mad when my mom doesn't have hers with her. How can I add to her grocery list if it is in the car..dangit

I miss seeing Lilly Tomlin doing this skit.

Lorna said...

Hey, I know this tale from a different perspective. Some gal pals and I were having lunch at El Torito Mexican restaurant and one of them got a call from her daughter that lasted through much of the lunch. She spoke loud enough to interrupt the conversation among the others and she took other calls when her daughter (calling about wedding plans) hung up.


~Lorna

Sue said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Jan said...

A woman I work with had 5 missed calls on her cell phone in just one afternoon. She panicked and called her teenage son to see what was so urgent. "I'm hungry. When are you coming home"? To him that WAS important but so many missed calls from a teenager was certain to be something urgent. When she recovered from this she was angry. I told her to tell him about the "little boy that cried wolf".

Captain Dumbass said...

"Hello? Is the party to whom I am speaking?"

WTH? I miss one day and you've posted 10 times. Is school out already?

LiLu said...

Evil genius, you are!

Expat mum said...

It would make a change in this house from them being the ones who leave their phones on the table - dead as a do-do.

SweetPeaSurry said...

Oh my ... I bet they were going insane-o!!! Veddy ebil of you to be out of touch! he he he

blessings!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

That'll teach 'em!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's crazy how they expect your phone to be an appendage. Have they never heard of the generation gap?!

Kristen said...

How did you survive? You must have a back-up phone that no one else knows about...right?

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

he he he

Desert Songbird said...

Hehehehe. I've done this before; it really pisses off the spouse, too.

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