Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Daughter Skips Mother's Funeral


Sister: -crying- It's just that now that mother has died I don't want this to be the end of the family.

Brother: Well, I agree with you there. Mother wouldn't have wanted that.

Sister: I wanted to come to mother's funeral, but we just couldn't. I don't want you to hate me for that.

Brother: I don't hate you. In fact I added a telephone number to my Internet Phone with your long distance area code.

Sister: What?

Brother: I created a phone number so that you can call me anytime you want without long distance charges. It's unlimited too, so we can talk for hours if we want.

Sister: Oh, really?

Brother: Yes.

Sister: Hmmm.

Brother: So here's the number. I made sure to check, and it's a local call for you. Call me anytime, day or night.


Not one incoming call placed to brother's Internet Phone line from sister.

Brother's Spouse: Honey, we're paying five dollars extra each month for that phone line, and your sister has never called even once, can't we get rid of it?

Brother: Yes dear, cancel it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Three Minute Post

That's how long I've given myself to write this post.
Last night my spouse spotted a mistake on our bank balance.
We quickly called the bank.
Turns out an online vendor I had purchased a Christmas present on had charged us twice.

Like the majority of Americans we live paycheck to paycheck.

So this is a big deal.

Up until two in the morning checking everything.
And calling the bank.
Calling the vendor.

Internet purchasing sure is convenient, but it also entails risk.

We'll see if they do what they said they'd do by this morning, and back out the duplicate purchase.

Meanwhile, all of our Christmas plans are on hold.

I took five minutes to post this.

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