Wednesday, October 23, 2019

SIM Card Experience Humor

Sim Card Experiences both of these are from the same call.
October 12, 2019

A problem with my visual voicemail, so I call customer service and get the automated operator who asks me a few questions so I start to push buttons until I got a voice saying," are you calling from the phone ending in 4657 if yes press #1,"  so I push # 1.  
Now in a short few words, tell me what's the problem, for example, "are you having problems with your visual voicemail."

She says let's begin. In a few short words tell me what's your problem? "I say I'm having the same problem as the example you gave me?

Different Day.
October 23, 2019
Not sure what a SIM card LQQKs like (see the photo above.) This SIM card came in the mail. I had to change the one I had with a new one I got nervous and I dropped it next to the other and got confused which is the new one. 

So I called my carrier and the Rep says read me the numbers I said let me look in the box to see if you sent a microscope. We had a good laugh.

He then says use your fingers to expand the image and tell me what you see. "I said the winning numbers for tonight's lottery," he said are there any letters, "I said yes "GOOD LUCK."
I said am I holding you up he said no I needed this call you are too funny. I said, "I use humor when I'm nervous," and that's why my hands were shaking and dropped the SIM card, to begin with.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Universal Hello and Gestures

Loneliness and how I cope.

I went for a walk and as I exited the building the same really sweet older women who speak little English are sitting in the community room like clockwork, like eight years of clockwork so I pop in to see them. They don't always see me and when they do they say "Steve" and make gestures as to what's up. When I'm depressed I make a sad face, when I'm tired I place my hands and tilt my head, they say goodnight.

On good days I have a routine to make us laugh, the same routine, same eight years... where I creep into the room and the two sitting in the alcove who can't see me, I go boo!!! The smiles are priceless.

On days I'm out and I'll pick up some candy, boxed chocolates, pastry and I share with them, the gesture on those days is them pointing at my belly and "Lucy." who speaks a few sentences...says to me how many months like I'm pregnant, and communicates to the others, they say too much, not good.

I reside in a building of Italians, Armenians, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and others I can't remember right now. What ties the ones I know especially those with a language barrier is the universal hellos and gestures we share with each other.

There are days when I pop in and only see one of them sitting there and I gesture hands up, meaning "what's up," and at times get back is a sad face and I sit for a spell as I know loneliness as well.

Then there are days when I pop in and only see one of them sitting there and I gesture "what's up," what I get back is the gesture of raising hand from bowl to mouth meaning they are eating dinner and yes I gesture back by rubbing my belly and we smile.

Gesture "smile," tonight I'm not alone.