Wednesday, July 11, 2007

All men are idiots

Guess what I did? Okay - I'll tell you. I bought myself a shiny new phone this weekend! It's a nifty little cordless model (don't laugh, all of the other phones in my house are the cord-type). It also has caller ID, which makes me feel oh-so-hip.

So anyway, I purposely got one with lighted buttons so I could turn off the light before I call her. (For some reason, I like to be in the dark whenever we have our long talks).

I spent almost an hour painstakingly programming in phone numbers for all of the people that I might call. I went to sleep Saturday night staring at my new phone. I was so proud. I just KNEW that she was going to call, and I could tell her about it.

Sadly, I woke up the next day, and the phone was dead. Yes, you heard right. Completely and utterly dead. No dial-tone, no click, nothing at all.

The voice in my head started saying "you get what you pay for", and I was lamenting the fact that I didn't spend the extra 5 bucks for a better model (that's right - five lousy dollars, you cheap bastard - and you would have had a phone that actually works!)

Then a thought occurred to me.

What if ... uhhhhhhhh ... oh yeah ... oh boy .... do I feel stupid.

I flipped the light switch mounted next to my door and - poof! My new phone started working again! {I plugged the electrical end of the phone to a "switched" outlet}. Man, good thing nobody was around to see me being an idiot. They might have laughed at me (or worse, they might have described the episode in detail in their blog!)

Makes me wonder - did I miss her phone call? [I doubt it, but wouldn't that be ironic?]

And the most pitiful part of this story? Instead of rearranging power cords or buying a new power strip, I have now trained myself to leave the lightswitch "on", which means that I have to reach underneath the lampshade to turn my room light off.

Would it be sufficient to say that "all men are idiots" ? Hint: I'm living proof.

1 comment:

inafrnz247 said...

Happens to the best of us, Doug...  me <~ typical blonde.

Once, I started my car and then spent 5 minutes looking through my purse for my missing keys...

So feel better, kay?