New Fangled

This week’s one liner from reminded me of something Mum said when she got a set of cordless phones. This was before mobiles. It took her a day before she asked for her old phone back.

“Why doesn’t the phone ring stop? I’ve pressed all buttons.”

‘That’s what makes the noise Grannie,’ Chelsea said, taking hold of her birthday present.

‘Well, it’s a bit stupid, don’t you think. Also, it keeps showing me notifications. Look at this one. I’ve won some sort of lottery, but I haven’t paid for anything. All I need to do is click on this link, and I’ll be a millionaire.’

‘No, Grannie, don’t do that, you’ll get a virus.’

‘No, I’ve had the flu jab, Covid, and pneumonia, I won’t get any virus.’

Chelsea sat by her grandmother, ninety if she was a day, and didn’t quite know how to explain a computer virus. ‘No Grannie, you won’t be ill, but your phone will.’

‘That’s another thing, it kept on playing music an hour ago, and when I picked the mobile up, it stopped.’ The mobile went dark, and she handed it to her granddaughter. ‘Now it stopped working altogether. I don’t like these new-fangled gadgets.’

‘You need to charge it up Grannie,’ Chelsea said.

‘Don’t need to charge up my normal phone, ooh love, I know you meant well, but can I have my old phone back please.

‘Okay Grannie,’ Chelsea said, plugging the phone back in.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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