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Old 11-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Texting 101 for seniors...

Young people have theirs, now Seniors have their own texting codes:

* ATD - At the Doctor's

* BFF - Best Friends Funeral

* BTW- Bring the Wheelchair

* BYOT - Bring Your Own Teeth

* CBM- Covered by Medicare

* CUATSC- See You at the Senior Center

* DWI- Driving While Incontinent

* FWIW - Forgot Where I Was

* GGPBL- Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

* GHA - Got Heartburn Again

* HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement

* LMDO- Laughing My Dentures Out

* LOL- Living on Lipitor

* OMSG - Oh My! Sorry, Gas

* TOT- Texting on Toilet

* WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?

* GGLKI - GOTTA GO LAXATIVE KICKING IN!
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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MYBBAS - Many years before being a senior (only 56)
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
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Don't be so hard on yourself Jim. We think of you as a senior!!!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #5
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Don't be so hard on yourself Jim. We think of you as a senior!!!!
HEY!!!! I resemble that remark.

My mom was on the phone first thing in the day on my 55th birthday, I am sure grinning ear to ear, while she invited me to move into her neighbourhood, which as you might guess is a 55+ one.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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I first got learned on texting with an Underwood.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Took typing. Best choice I ever made.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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Yeah, but did any of you typists learn to type with your thumbs only? I remember learning to "type" with my pointer fingers! If I was to follow that... I'd be stabbing a cell phone... hahahahhahahah
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"Took typing. Best choice I ever made."

Roger that. Mrs Shearer gave me a D+ (she was a hard-nosed Pro) but I learned where all the keys were.
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I still don't text with my thumbs. Maybe that will make it easier. It's the only way my two youngest communicate. Dialing the phone is so twentieth century.
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Typical text message:

"Do you want Chinese food or pizza"?

"Yes. LOL"
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Also, while they do make the occasional phone call they absolutely do not listen to voice mail messages.
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My daughter's voice mail message turns to text on her phone... otherwise, she'll miss out on Thanksgiving dinner... ROFL.
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Also, while they do make the occasional phone call they absolutely do not listen to voice mail messages.
I thought it was only my adult son that does not listen to his voice mail! What a relief.

When I took typing many moons ago, there were only a few guys in a class room of girls. The teacher liked having us so it was fun. Little did I realize how useful it was to become when the computer came along.
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The summer after fourth grade, I was bored and my mother handed me a typing book and told me to learn to type. It was my only marketable skill when I graduated from college.
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Had a choice of Latin or Typing in grade 11.
Took typing. Best choice I ever made.
My mom taught me to type before taking Typing 10. Typing and Shop tied for my two highest marks in high school. : I am glad though, as I can still type fast and proper.

It has been proven through many discussions with friends. If you text your daughter, expect a reply almost instantly. Text your son, and only if it something to his benefit will you get a text back at all.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #18
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...It has been proven through many discussions with friends. If you text your daughter, expect a reply almost instantly. Text your son, and only if it something to his benefit will you get a text back at all.
My experience exactly Jim.
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