Elderly parents can be so....

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by gritsar, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My dad called and left a message on our answering machine yesterday. It went something like this:

    "Kat, this is your Dad, Ray (yep! I only have one dad and that would be his name).
    It's Christmas Day and the time is....let's see, I can't read the clock on the...what do you call that thing...oh yeah, a microwave...and the time is....I can't read it, this kitchen is too dark...I keep meaning to put in stronger lightbulbs....anyhow, I don't know what time it is, but I need to talk to you, so would you please return my call as soon as you can?"

    I tried to call him back twice yesterday but couldn't reach him. I was a bit concerned because I had just spoken to him on Christmas Eve.
    I tried twice this morning before finally getting ahold of him.

    "Dad, this is Kat. I'm returning your call."
    "You are? When did I call you?"
    "Yesterday, on Christmas Day"
    "What did I call you about?"
    "I dunno Dad. That's why I'm calling back."
    "Well, I don't remember what I called you about."
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    LOL that is cute,, let me add mine from this morning! You know the pet names our parents have for us, the one we always hope they will never use anywhere but safely behind closed doors? Well this morning I'm up at our local hangout for coffee,, the phone behind the counter rings and I see Stephie getting a really funny look on her face trying not to laugh. She hangs up, looks over at me and says "Hey Kaydiddle! There's a guy at your gate about a rooster!" My dad used his pet name for me on the phone,, why didn't he call my cell phone? Didn't think of it!
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Don'cha just love em? It's tuf gettin old. If I want to keep a secret I just tell myself cuz my wife says I can't remember ..................... well I won't tell you what she says I can't remember. [​IMG]
  4. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2007
    I gots the same problem. My mother always calls me and leaves a message: "Becky, I just need to ask you a question, just give me a call when you get this message." So far, she's been able to remember the questions to ask me. [​IMG]
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Quote:[​IMG] I get those messages from my Grandma! [​IMG]
  6. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Too funny! I have to say that at age 35 sometimes I feel the same! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    OK funny on the same vein: DH tells DD, who is 7, to call grandma and tell her we were coming over. DD comes back out and says "Oma didn't answer so I texted her!"

    [​IMG] [​IMG]: [​IMG]

    DH has to explain to her that granma cannot even get her voice messages off her phone let alone read texts!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Hey at least you got a somewhat message my dad would always leave" You know I hate them $#%&(^# answering machines, so call me when you get a chance" AND he usually wouldn't remember what he wanted but then we would talk for an hour anyway, never knowing what the original call was for.

    P.S. Kaydiddle has been PMed to myself so I will remember it next time I need something. [​IMG] (Otherwise I will forget it)
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    LOL thats like my dad....

    my end: ring ring... {my answering machine cuts in} my greeting... BEEP...

    dad: ok mom i heard the beep now what.?.. Hearing my moms voice from a distance.... "now enter our phone number"

    dad: (voice) 905-123-4567 call me back

    then i hear... I dont know what she cant use an answering machine like the rest of us... NOOOOO she has to have the fancy things that you need a computer degree to use... then i hear my mom in the back ground again.... dad.. why is the light on the phone on?....

    OPPS he forgot to hang up....

    and the entering of the number was supposed to be with the keypad, then i get it as a text message on my cell so i can call them back right away...
  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Slightly related...

    I opened up our family Christmas card from DH's grandmother when it came in the mail last week. It started out "Merry Christmas Kim and Andy.

    My DH's name is NOT Andy. [​IMG]

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