Friday, April 10, 2009

Wendell's Text Scare

Wendell got a text this morning from his mother. This is what he read:

"Grandpa died while in surgery. Will tell more later."


What! He didn't even know Grandpa was having surgery! What happened? Was it emergency surgery?

So he tries to call me but I don't answer. Because I never answer my cell phone when I am at home. That is why I have a house phone.

He calls his dad, who seems to be unperturbed. Nothing was bothering him at all. Who was this cold man?

He told his Dad about the text. He said, "Mom told me it went just fine." What? So they try to figure out who had heard from Wendell's mom most recently.

He looks at the text again. This is what it actually said:

" Grandpa did well in surgery. will tel more later"

He was driving. And read died for did. And thought "well" must have been "while" misspelled. Because died well doesn't make any sense. And she DID spell "tell" wrong. It must have been because she was so distraught!

And let's face it, Grandpa Gailey IS in his nineties. So it's not that far fetched.

Now that we all know Grandpa is just fine, we can all have agood belly laugh. And the moral? If this can happen with one little misspelled word, think of the havoc you kids could create with all of your texting shorthand nonsense. Spell it out!

Let's review:

"Grandpa did well in surgery. Will tel more later."
not:
"Grandpa died while in surgery . Will tell more later."

:)

4 people know I love comments!:

Patrice said...

Oh, I bet that was awful! Glad to know it was okay and you can laugh about it now.

twin2trip said...

Ok I got a chuckle out of this one. Crazy that one word changed everything.

Hope you're doing well!

beckaboots said...

oh my gosh when I read the first line I almost called my dad. haha I am SOOOOO glad that this was all a texting malfunction. or maybe just a reading malfunction ;)

Mandy said...

I am still laughing!