Monday, January 25, 2016

Luncheon Conversation Courtesy of Smartphones United


Luncheon conversation - a brief screen play:

Sandra: "Hey dad, I just texted you the menu. What are you going to eat?"

Dad: "Damn! I'm sorry sweetie, could you send it to me again? I lost it somehow and don't know how to get it back."

Sandra: "Well, we could look at the menu on the table but that seems like such a waste of time. Hold it, a minute, I just got a message from Shelly."

Mom: "Tell Shelly we're busy. I'm going to die of starvation if we don't order soon. I'll check the restaurant's website again to see if they've added any new items to their menu."

Rhonda:  "For crying out loud, Mom, you just did that. Call me when you decide what to eat."

Dad: "Don't call me!  I've had enough of this conversation. I'm going to play Solitaire until you all  figure out what you're gonna eat!"

Sandra: "You're such an old poop, Pop! Nobody plays Solitaire anymore."

Mom: "Oh, wow! Hang on, I'm sending you a text 'cause I just got a coupon from Olive Garden; it's 20% off any entree. Maybe we should go there?'"

Rhonda:  "I don't think so! I've heard they don't even have a place in their booths to charge our cell phones!"

Dad: "Well, I give up! My battery is dead. We're going to go home now and we don't even have a working GPS."

Rhonda: "Good grief, Dad!  You've lived in this town for 50 years. You ought to know your way around by now!"

Dad: "I do, but I can't function without a working GPS!"

Mom: "I'm leaving. If you decide to come home, give me a call. If I don't answer, let it go to voice mail. I'll get to it at midnight when I get up to play Birds. If you come home now, I'll fix you a little dinner."

The Kids In Unison:  "Nah, we're too busy and our batteries are good so we'll eat here if we can ever get that waiter to take our order. I wonder what he's doing?"

Sandra's phone rings: "Hello," she says. "Yes, I know the waiter here. Oh, you're the waiter here! How'd you get my number?"

Waiter:  "I saw it on your phone when I brought the menus."

Sandra:  "Okay. Sure I can stop by your place and have dinner with you. Wait, my battery just died. Hold on, I'll put a new one in. Done! Is that better?  I'll come by about 7:30 if that's OK.

"Yes, of course I'll bring my phone. We'll need some way of communicating!"

The End

24 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha, a great story of modern life today.

RedPat said...

Sad but so true, Lowell!

William Kendall said...

The end of civilization won't come because of a nuke or a bio plague or Donald Trump winning the White House... it'll be when we've all forgotten how to speak face to face.

Lois said...

This is hilarious and a little sad at the same time!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a hoot -- would be even more of one if it wasn't SO true!!! Great one for the day, as always, Lowell!! Enjoy your evening -- with or without the phone -- any kind of phone!!

Linda said...

I find it sad that people are losing the art of real, face to face conversation.

magiceye said...

The tragedy of our times!!

Taken For Granted said...

What ever happened to just face to face communication? Like, talking to each other? Interesting post.

Kay said...

This is becoming a painfully common sight, though your narrative is a great deal more entertaining than the silence that usually accompanies this vision.

Halcyon said...

quite the creative story, Lowell! Unfortunately, it may not be far from the truth.

Andy said...

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone. Steven Spielberg

VP said...

How are you right!

Sharon Anck said...

Perfect! I see it all the time.

Tanya Breese said...

haha love your conversation...so true...this photo annoys me (not your fault!) it is so common where ever you go...ugh!

cieldequimper said...

Lol. Or not. The photo is kind of terrifying...

Cezar and Léia said...

LOL You are so creative! I was reading and thinking of the GPS, poor dad! haha he reminds me someone here!
Hey...hope everything is fine there!
Sending lots of lights to you and Lois Anne!
Hugs
Leia

Bibi said...

What a great dialogue about a scene we witness way too often.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm laughing out loud, Lowell! TOO funny. (And now I want to know how you hacked into their phone conversations.)

Laura. M said...

:)))))))))) Life, modern, Lowell. I hope that with so many advances, man never forget communicate with words.
Un abrazo.

LOLfromPasa said...

That scene is all too familiar here in the UK too. Next time I see a family of four just like you picture, I'll think back to your post today and smile :).

Karl Demetz said...

Haha, Lowell, how was it possible to live WITHOUT smartphones...!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Made me laugh out loud Lowell.. surely this can't be the way of modern family communication :(

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh, I am afraid I know those people! But I'm never going out to eat with them again ;>)!

orvokki said...

A typical situation and discussion in every corner nowadays.
The picture is excellent.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson