Sunday, July 02, 2006

Cellphonespeak overheard at the supermareket

"hi"

"OH REALLY?"

"OH REALLY, OH REALLY, OH REALLY..."

"I MEAN: OH PLEASE! OH PLEASE..."

"NEED I SAY MORE?"

"OH PLEASE..."

"OKAY, THEN...OKAY..."

"WHATEVER..."

"OH REALLY..."

"OKAY THEN...WHATEVER..."

"WHATEVER..."

"bye"

8 Comments:

At 7:44 PM, Blogger John Mutford said...

As bad as that conversation might seem, it gives me hope.

There's not a single "like" to be found!

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger chuck said...

'Like...oh please! There's gotta be hope. Like hope is a good thing...right?'

Thanks, John.

I enjoy keeping up with your weblog. Your students are fortunate to have you as their teacher.

Ideas, energy, the ability to articulate and communicate: wow!

Indeed, there is hope!

 
At 3:50 AM, Blogger William the Conqueror said...

Hmm. I wonder what Freud would have said about this...

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger chuck said...

William:

Freud said he was "speechless" when he read my post...but you know Freud- always playing to an audience: his 'superego' probably got the best of him.

 
At 3:11 AM, Anonymous Natalie said...

Hi Chuck: very Pinteresque. As a matter of fact Pinter has just written (or overheard?) a cell-phone "conversation" very similar to this one and acted it out during a recent TV interview on the BBC. The conversation's subject was "How are you?".
I have resisted getting one of those ubiquitous consumerist excrescences, promoters of verbal diarrhea, destroyers of blessed silence. But they are useful if you're stuck in a train in a tunnel or on top of a mountain, I suppose.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Patry Francis said...

Isn't it great that we're constantly connected so we can carry on important conversations like that 24/7?

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger chuck said...

Patry-
Hypocrite am I...I will probably go out and buy a cellphone one of these days.

My parents chose not to buy a TV until 1958...now that was taking "reverse snobbery" too far.

After all, it deprived me of much ECE (early childhood education): I missed most of Howdy Doody, Saturday cartoons... and much more, I am sure.

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger LJ said...

This is like...weird...Chuck. I mean I have SO heard this exact conversation like a THOUSAND times.
LOL

 

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