Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dear Telemarketer

1.  When I answer the phone, I expect that there will be someone on the other end.  Do not wait two or three seconds to start speaking.  And especially don't say, "hello?" back to me.  You called me, remember? 

2.  Speak clearly, caller from Cardholder Services.  My son thought you were from a "Carnival Circus."  (But . . . he isn't the best listener . . . so I guess I'll give you a pass on this one.)

3.  If you ask for Mr. Rellim and a male voice says, "Sorry, I'm dead," just hang up.   You are not speaking to a phantom.  He cannot donate to your cause.  The man is just messing with you and is not going to buy whatever it is you are selling.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

My Geeky Boy

Rachel bought a tablecloth.  She calls it "a tapestry for my dorm room."  I told her that it looks like an evil pegasus.

Quinn commented, "It's a unicorn.  Pegasi have wings, unicorns have horns, and elicorn have wings and horns."


I announced to my children that I brought my small laminator home for the summer.

Rachel corrected me, "You mean illaminator."

I corrected her, "Laminator.  You are thinking of the illuminator that Professor Dumbledore left Ron Weasley in his will." 

We are Harry Potter fans.