Sunday, December 27, 2009

I Love it When Other Teens are as Bad as Mine

I'm not a big fan of cell phone companies. None have ever done much to make me a loyal customer. I can, however, give some fine examples of me wanting to punch the CEO's in the face for all the frustration and horribible (yes, I wanted it spelled that way) customer service I've encountered.

When my kids are grown and gone and I don't have to worry about frantic phone calls for moments of distress, I plan on getting rid of my cell phone. I miss the days where I could be here and there and everywhere and nowhere and only available for conversation or personal requests when I felt like it.

So. The other day when Teen Son's phone broke (did I mention the horibible phone luck we have), I gladly handed him mine.

"Take it. I'm either going to be hanging at home. Or with Dad. If anyone calls for me tell them to call Dad's phone."

Teen Boy stayed at a friend's for that night and when he came home later the next day I had 10 voice mails. First five were for me. Number six was some other teen boy frantically trying to track down his backpack and wallet, which he thought he might have left in my son's truck.

It made me so happy to know my kid is not the only show in town that leaves his important stuff all over creation.

Messages seven and eight were for me.

Message nine was a bit of an eyebrow raiser.

"Hey TB, you fucking asshole, where the fuck are you? You said you were picking me up to go surfing an hour ago. Quit being a pussy and get your fucking ass over here before I have to beat the shit out of you."

Wondering who the hell that was, but before I could ponder message number nine too much, message number ten came in.

"Hi Auntie, it's K. I just realized TB might not listen to his messages before he gives you back your phone and if you got that last message instead of him, sorry about that. I came home from college for a week, so tell Uncle and everyone I said Merry Christmas. I hope I get to see you guys."

35 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Heh heh, my aunt and uncle used to lord my past life's mistakes over my head and still do sometimes, completely bypassing the fact that my life is pretty damn good right now. What they don't know is my cousin, their daughter posts her own stupidity all over Facebook and she is way worse than I was.
If they knew half the crap she broadcasts out there, they would hopefully shut up. :-)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my. Wow. I know a lot of kids (and grownups too) curse. I am not a huge fan of it. I try to avoid it at all costs. It kind of makes me sad to know that when he is in Junior high and high school he will be exposed to it all the time...

I hope your nephew had a nice vacation!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

BTW folks. Over here kids call everyone Auntie and Uncle. The boy is a friend of my son and I have known him and his parents for years, but I am not his blood auntie.

Ocean Girl said...

Here too almost every one is Uncle/Auntie to everyone. I sometimes wonder if my children know which ones are real and which ones are not.

My phone now only receives text messages.

Eternally Distracted said...

hehehehe classic! i am just imagining the moment of realisation that you would hear the previous message! Great :0)

otin said...

LMAO!!! It's funny how teens open up and be real when they are talking to each other and then get all sweet when they talk to Auntie! LOL

Brian Miller said...

hahaha...that was awesome. i think i am laughing from experience. thanks for the chuckle this morning.

Irish Gumbo said...

Oh, what a nice, sweet young man. So polite! :)

Jan said...

ROFLMAO!! You gotta love a kid who realizes that he just left that message on his friend's mom's voice mail and calls to apologize to her.

Jan said...

Oh, and you won't get rid of the cell phone when the kids are grown and on their own. You'll need it to call them and say things like "You can't call your mother and let her know you're not dead in a ditch somewhere???"

Because you have to take the opportunities to lay a guilt trip on your kids whenever you can get them, you know.

Ginny Marie said...

My husband hides our nephew's facebook status from his own facebook home page because he doesn't want to read all the swearing, etc. that his nephew writes! However, hubby understands it since he had quite a potty mouth when he was a teen himself!

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

That's great!
(The story. Not the fact that you had to listen to your nephew swear like a sailor)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

ROTFLMAO! Oh, that's just way too funny! Like Jan said, I love that the kid realized he left that message on his friend's MOM's voice mail and had to do a follow-up one! :)

Amy said...

That is such a funny message. Wow Teens sound crazy..

Glad you had a great time with your family..

Kristan said...

LOL!

Aw, have you had bad experiences with Verizon? We had AT&T YEARS ago, and switched to Verizon (no idea why; wasn't old enough back then to be privy to decision-making rationale) but we've been really happy with their coverage and service...

Casey said...

Oh my. I love the way kids talk when they don't think the adults are listening. Then they turn on the sweet kid routine when you are. Too funny!

Fragrant Liar said...

Bwaaaah-ha-ha-ha-ha! Busted! Don't you wonder, though, if that one talks like that, does your kid too?

I know mine did a bit, and it was always a shock to my ears. And I used to be the queen of potty mouths!

Mrsbear said...

Hahahaha. You know they all talk to each other like that, there's something empowering about calling your buddy a fucking asshole and threatening to beat the shit out of him. At least he was decent enough to apologize to you, I guess, probably seconds after realizing...whoops.

Heather said...

OOPS!! LOL!

Bet you never thought your nephew had a mouth like that! I can't stop laughing!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

LOL I know most teens talk like that to eachother! Sometimes the kids slip in the car with me and they are GIRLS! I love the apology call back though, that shows what a good kid he really is.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

LOL I know most teens talk like that to eachother! Sometimes the kids slip in the car with me and they are GIRLS! I love the apology call back though, that shows what a good kid he really is.

Matty said...

I love how he realized his ooooops moment.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Chuckling, chuckling, chuckling. Excellent reversal of tone to display the Eddie Haskills of every generation. Lucky for Eddie there weren't any cell phones.

Fun post, PHST.

Beth said...

That is flippin hilarious! I love when I get to overhear my boys having conversations with their friends. It isn't stuff I'd ever thought to write about...

Have a great New Year!

P.S. I'm totally with you on the phone. I wish I could flush mine. I liked it when the phone was for me to call people and not the other way around.

Nubian said...

Classic - at least he realized his, as Matty stated, oops moment. Not a fan of cell phone companies hence my rant on the T company... one day I too will be back to the simple home phone.

Spot said...

All the teens around here call me "mom". Whether they have their own or not. Lol. The message doesn't suprise me (we have four teens) but the fact that he called to apologize does! That was a show of semi good manners. =]

♥Spot

bernthis said...

ooops!

Glad to see you around again. I was wondering where you had gone. Happy New Year to you. lots of love

lakeviewer said...

Oh, you'll need your cell. Funny how something else will be on your radar when your kids leave the nest.

only a movie said...

Love it.
My teen boy lost his cell phone yesterday. I guess I am glad I paid for the insurance. All it is to us is a flipping expensive electronic leash.

Hope your week is going well.

Ann's Rants said...

I still curse way more with my girlfriends.

And I'd still blush if my Mom heard me.

Happy New Year!

ds said...

I'll bet K is much more careful now about the kind of messages he leaves. Thanks for the laugh!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ha! That'll teach him :-)

Very funny

Happy New Year Pseudo. I hope 2010 is a great year for you and your family.

Cheers!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Seriously ROFLMAO! I love it!

Gaston Studio said...

ROFLMAO! And the little nerd had the audacity to think he could make up for it by calling again?! How stupid do they think we are??!! LOL again!

Hilary said...

Ha.. and I'll bet that doesn't even compare to the string of expletives he uttered when he realized his mistake just before the apology message. ;)

Hope you have a great New Year.