My texting has become legendary in our family. My phone, like everyone's has autocorrect. It's not me! Everyone who tries to use my phone for texting runs into the problem of typing what you mean and having the phone change it to what it wants. I admit however, that everyone else manages to check the message before hitting "send". I am still determined to trust that my phone will agree with what I type and not change my words. I am a fool.
I send game updates to friends and family members who are unable to attend athletic events. Even when I think I am doing a pretty good job, well ... In my defense, there is a lot going on in a football game, it is sunny and it is difficult to keep up. I actually have family members who ask me to text them updates on football games when they are sitting at the game with me because I am apparently hilarious. Ask "The Ninja". I have gotten phone calls from "Mini Me" because she is laughing so hard, she cannot stand it. I will later get comments like "I thought I was going to pee myself!'
So, I am at a high school basketball game watching "The Surprise" during his senior season. Keep in mind, I am the President of the School Board. I am told that the former Superintendent who just retired has come to the game. We had become pretty good friends during his tenure. It was a big rivalry game and the place was packed. I scanned the crowd, but was unable to find him. So - I take out my cell phone and type "So, I hear you are here." Or so I thought. About fifteen minutes later, I start to send another text and happen to read what I actually sent.
This is the message that I, President of the School Board sent to the retired Superintendent of our school. "So, I hear you are heterosexual." Why would my phone change that word!!!! I spent the next fifteen minutes sending messages like, "Oh my God, that is not what I meant to say." and "It's a good thing we are friends!" and "I really typed here not heterosexual."
I still haven't learned. The technology Dragon gets me every time. I am always shocked when I get questioned after a game about what I typed and my kids are laughing so hard they are crying. I reread my messages. Sometimes I can tell them and other times I have no clue what to say! Sometimes I slay the Dragon, sometimes he slays me!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!