Hello??? – IOTW Report



We all know someone like these gals.

h/t MLM

24 Comments on Hello???

  1. If my phone has a calculator, why doesn’t my calculator have a calling function?

    [If you’re over 50, this is a logical question!]

  2. My mom isn’t very old, in her mid fifties, but she is so embarrassingly inept with electronics… She’s gone through four phones in four years because she jams the charger in the phone too hard, she broke her computer twice because she never EVER shuts it off… and if I try to help her, she snaps at me. Good lord… /eye roll/
    I think that my grammy is more savvy than her. lol.

  3. Hello
    Is it me you’re looking for
    I can see it in your eyes
    I can see it in your smile
    You’re all I`ve ever wanted
    And my arms are open wide
    Because you know just what to say
    And you know just what to do
    And I want to tell you so much
    I love you
    Is it me you’re looking for
    Because I wonder who you are
    And I wonder what you do
    Are you somewhere feeling lonely?
    Or is someone loving you?
    Tell me how to win your heart
    For I haven’t got a clue
    But let me start by saying I love you


  4. I answer the remote when the phone rings.
    If you come over better yell Ding Dong really loud
    cuz we never get around to getting the doorbell fixed.
    Not a high priority.

    annie Go Trump

  5. I get shit from all the ‘kids’ at work because I have a flip-phone; at least it’s not the one they sell in the Elks/American Legion magazine.

  6. Just when I learned to program the VCR, they changed everything.
    @Odin, I have a flip phone too, never tire of “Beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life forms here.”.
    It’s a phone, it rings, I answer, what else do you need?

  7. Flip phoner here, too. I like to hit a button and scream “SIRI” at it, or act like I’m swiping the screen.

    Kids love that.

  8. flip phone/Trac Fone ’cause I am cheap and don’t want to talk to people. I am retired. Go away and don’t ask me to have any responsibility. Get off my lawn while you’re at it.

  9. I”m also in the flip phone club. LOVE mine and wouldn’t use anything else. As for the meme, my poor dementia-plagued mother has repeatedly tried to change channels on the TV with the telephone.

  10. Thumbs up all you ‘Flippers!’ I also have a pager; I get paged and then use my flip phone to find out where I have to go. Several youngsters have asked if I stole it from a museum. Oh…and if you call me and I can’t see the identity of the caller: no answer.

  11. Can’t tell you how thrilled I am to see so many other flippers! I’ve had more than my share of strange looks and taunting remarks when I pull mine out. All I want to do is answer when it rings and make a call when I need to. The best way to get ignored is to text me. I’m a Luddite at heart.

  12. Hmmm. A lot of flippers here — more than statistically prevalent in the general population. Geoff C. will never have a smart phone — flip it is. I have an android.

    I am going to show this to my 80-something Auntie, though. As soon as she can find her glasses. It fits her to a ‘t’.

  13. I see I’m an outlier here…age late 60s but have been using smart phones for a decade. I rarely use it as a phone, actually – my most commonly used apps are Kindle for reading, Google maps, calendar (this one’s utterly essential), a nice email app that picks up incoming from four different services, and retail apps for Amazon, Walmart, Publix, and CVS. I’d be very unhappy without a pocket web browser for making (pick one: wise, stupid, snide, cynical, erudite) comments at iotwreport and a few other sites, and for keeping up with my kind of news.

    I am a big fan of flip phones, though. Mrs. Uncle has one with my recommendation/blessing, and Uncle Al’s 97 year old mother has one of those flip phones with the big red button for the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” emergencies (fortunately not used yet).

  14. My philosophy is that it doesn’t matter what phone you have. What counts is how old its battery is. I’ve had two phones make it to five years on their original Lithium’s. Haven’t found anyone yet who can beat that!

  15. I have a flip phone for two reasons (besides being cheap):

    1. I can hang it up quickly (especially if I press the wrong number button when calling out).

    2. Nobody tries to steal it.


  16. I was forced to upgrade to a flip phone a few months ago. My 2008 model (prepaid) wouldn’t handle any network above 2G, so the prepaid company sent me a new flip phone as a courtesy. I only use it when I’m away from home and have to call someone (which isn’t often) so I have more than 10,000 unused minutes LOL.

  17. Another one with a flip phone here. I had to replace my old phone about 3 weeks ago after I accidentally dropped it into a urinal when I went to answer a call from work. I prefer flip phones, they’re easy to use and all I need it for is work anyway. I’m considered a tech tard by my kids. I call my phone my umbilical cord to the outside world.

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