Telephone Challenged

You know your elderly parent is telephone challenged when she:

  • Holds the receiver upside down while talking, then wonders why she can’t hear you;
  • Says she’ll call you right back, then ends up calling a stranger who she thought was you and talked to him for a few minutes, having “a great conversation”;
  • Takes her cordless phone to your house, thirty miles away, thinking she will still be able to receive calls;
  • Repeats the same phrase in response to everything you say because she can’t hear what you’re saying – her hearing aid isn’t loud enough;
  • Manages to lose the cordless phone in a drawer while you are talking to her, causing you to drive to her home in the middle of the night to make sure she is okay.

What telephone challenged stories do you have?

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2 comments on “Telephone Challenged

  1. Allison says:

    I have a friend whose grandparent would eliminate all superfluous talk. No greeting, or identifying who was calling, no salutation. They would get straight to the point and then hang up when they were done. All in an effort to save a few pennies on each call!

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