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Most older people (over 60) shouldn't own cell phones! lol

posted 7/9/2008 8:09:46 PM |
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  StraddleMyNose

Half the baby boomers (people born between 1946-1964 who are between the ages of 44-62) and most of the grand generation (people born between 1928-1946 between the ages of 62-78) shouldn't own cell phones from my observation I have seen out there. My mom's bf who is in his early 60's and just got a phone late last year and has yet to even know how to set the voice mail on it. He does have a landline phone with Time Warner, and yet he hasn't set the voice mail on that one for a year and a half now. But then he is a Kentuckian (joke), so maybe age has no bearing on his part. I did program my mom's phone as far as setting it up for her right after she signed a contract for both phone for both of them. I have offered to set her bf's phone up but, I'm sure his ego has taken a hit since I offered to. Did I mentioned that last week my mom's bf punched a button on it and the phone for some reason wouldn't receive calls on it, and couldn't call out on it as well. He's always misplacing his phone too. They took his phone down to the office to get it all straightened out for him. It seems to be working right now, but the question is for how long? lol

Okay, this blog is meant for a little humor and to poke fun with the older generation out there. If by chance you're offended, then I aplogize.

Anyone else have any stories out there with the older generation and their use with cell phones?

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BigFlirt

Jul 9 @ 8:16PM  
oh hell no you didnt just call me old GRANDPA....
buatbu

Jul 9 @ 8:18PM  
64 years young have a cell phone, have voice mail, can receive messages and send messages.
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 8:23PM  
64 years young have a cell phone, have voice mail, can receive messages and send messages.

Not too many can do that at your age. You're one of the wizards then!

GRANDPA....

Don't go there!

BigFlirt

Jul 9 @ 8:27PM  
teach you to call me old....
Wordsofwit

Jul 9 @ 8:32PM  
Your mom's BF sounds like my dad, but my dad is 87 YO.

Most older citizens ( half the baby boomers *people born between 1946-1964* and most of the grand generation *people born between 1928-1946* ) shouldn't own cell phones.

Umm, if you say people over 60 shouldn't own cell phones, and then that half of the boomers fall into that group, then it tends to logically follow that you are submitting that half of the people born between 1946 and 1964 were born between 1946 and 1948.

Now, that is fuzzy math :)

this blog is meant for a little humor and to poke fun with the older generation out there. If by chance you're offended, then I aplogize.

This may be accurate about your mom's BF but has very little validity as a reflection upon an entire generation. But let me check my cell phone's VM, there may be a message explaining why anything in this blog is humorous, beyond the fuzzy math, of course.
rescueremedy

Jul 9 @ 8:32PM  
I can`t remember ....since ...i`m in that age group above that shouldn`t own a cell phone ... Grandpa ... Love it !...
1bunny629

Jul 9 @ 8:34PM  
Let's just hope for your Mom's sake he knows other buttons to push and why!
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 8:36PM  
No, Bruce. Half the baby boomers tend to know how to operate the cell phones.

Btw, I said "most people over 60"...
flavorbuster

Jul 9 @ 8:41PM  
The ones w/both hands & nose resting on the steering wheel driving under 40 mph down a major hwy... I call them blueheads & they definately don,t need a phone Good blog
rescueremedy

Jul 9 @ 8:47PM  
Straddle .... I was born in 62 .... come on .... Cell phone is not that hard and if you have a good provider they do most of the stuff right there in the store .
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 8:51PM  
Straddle .... I was born in 62 .... come on .... Cell phone is not that hard and if you have a good provider they do most of the stuff right there in the store .

Yes, and you're in the half of the baby boomers that knows how to use a cell phone. I'm also talking about texting and using the camera on the cell phones too, not just to talk on. lol
DesertSmile

Jul 9 @ 8:52PM  
64 years young have a cell phone, have voice mail, can receive messages and send messages

I will attest to that

Just wait till you hit the big 60 and see how you feel. Hopefully it will be as great as most of us do at this ripe old age.

As of last week I have a new Blackberry PDA and gee...I managed to sync my data base with my Outlook..program all my settings, transfer all my files, sync in my Bluetooth and can even answer it when it rings.

Bautu and I must be the exception.......
flavorbuster

Jul 9 @ 8:54PM  
The 60,s is a good time to be born ......a little off subject
Sunshine79

Jul 9 @ 8:55PM  
My grandma is clueless. My mom is good and my dad....he can't stand the phone!!
ynot7769

Jul 9 @ 9:31PM  
hmmm...let's see.....i'm...well older .... thus my mother is yet older still ..somwhere round 70ish and she can text now with the best of em.......ask the mrs ....
whisperingcomet

Jul 9 @ 9:39PM  
I don't think it is their age that is the problem. It is because they were born in Kentucky. I have lived in Kentucky every day of my life, and I can't work a cell phone for shit.

Phones I have had this year...]
Phone number 1....dropped on paved driveway...end of phone one
Phone number 2...lay down in some water...end of phone two
Phone number 3...lost
Phone number 4, dropped into hot tub....end of phone four.

So I stand beside my claim that its not age, but location that determines if one is cell phone savy...

My sister cant work a cell phone either....you should see us trying to talk to each other
NightOfOld

Jul 9 @ 9:52PM  

Grand generation ? Between 1928 and 1946 ?
Maybe I am, but I can still do all that stuff and more.
flavorbuster

Jul 9 @ 10:05PM  
dont cell & drive comet
sugarnspice005

Jul 9 @ 10:19PM  
Actually, my dad, who is 62, does fine with his cell phone. Has his voice mail set up..doesn't know how to send a text message..but, he's got the very basics of it figured out.

My Mom on the other hand, needs the book, "Computers for Dummies". I had to go over to her house earlier today to help her sign into Pogo so she could play games on it. My sister had stopped by our parents house to run a cleaning program on their computer and forgot to make sure Mom's messenger was set to automatically sign in and that the Pogo account was set up for automatic sign in. And poor Mom was hopelessly lost on how to get it to work.

So...let's not forget some shouldn't be near computers too.
ThePurpleProphet

Jul 9 @ 10:37PM  
Dang Shawn, I had no idea that you hated the geriatric folks.
themama

Jul 9 @ 10:39PM  
Hmmm.. I'm not the older generation around here but me bad again... don't have my voice mail set on my cell phone either..lol.. I just am to lazy to do it..
lunanegra

Jul 9 @ 10:41PM  
I didn't take an offense,then again I'm not a babyboomer.I don't have a cell and I think I'm better off.
wtxman

Jul 9 @ 10:52PM  
At a very young 57 I still get calls from much younger family members and friends asking help with thier computer problems, and I am in most cases able to do my "tech support" over the phone and in a few minutes.
shepster101

Jul 9 @ 11:02PM  
Okay Shnoz, just as soon as I find my phone I'm going to call you and tell what for.....what for?? Oh hell with it where's my walker and cane? I don't need both to walk but when I get there I can whack you with the cane. Whipper snapper!! Just you wait......wait for what??? Awwww SHIT I forgot
flavorbuster

Jul 9 @ 11:04PM  
Oh how can this be wrong people & don,t be mad if the shoe fits just roll w/ it only shows @ your age you are still insecure ....as the man said for fun ...a joke .....HA! HA!! No pun intended
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 11:04PM  
Okay Shnoz, just as soon as I find my phone I'm going to call you and tell what for.....what for?? Oh hell with it where's my walker and cane? I don't need both to walk but when I get there I can whack you with the cane. Whipper snapper!! Just you wait......wait for what??? Awwww SHIT I forgot



Now that is fucking funny!!!
Wordsofwit

Jul 9 @ 11:10PM  
Well, look at it this way. There were blogs posted earlier lamenting about people not posting blogs because nobody reads or comments on them, et cetera. Well, this one got a lot of reads and comments.

I don't think anybody really got all that pissed off. But it was a surprising faux pas from somebody generally known to be quite considerate of others' feelings and sensitivities. No harm, no foul.

To tell you the truth, I find the failed humor attempt to be quite amusing. I am also still laughing about the futile attempt to worm out of the mathematical miscalculations.

All in all, I am kind of grateful for the grins and giggles.
wtxman

Jul 9 @ 11:18PM  
Shawn I see that you are making friends again
shepster101

Jul 9 @ 11:20PM  
Okay Shnoz, you have just made it to 'my favorites', anyone who can stir up that much shit with a little bitty blog has got to have something on the ball!!
Let me know the next time you have a party here and I'll bring you a paddle (for stirring AND for whacking thin skins)
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 11:25PM  
Shawn I see that you are making friends again

Ya think?!
clickedanad2

Jul 9 @ 11:30PM  
wonderin'
how many games are the Reds out now?
Wordsofwit

Jul 9 @ 11:34PM  
BTW, Shawn, there are laws against age discrimination and I am appalled that you are showing such disrespect for your elders, especially when you are somebody's grandfather. I am afraid that I driven by conviction to make George W. Bush and John McCain (both over 60) aware of these transgressions, as well as AARP. ...not sure what these fucking things mean but decided to make a rare exception and use some...as my old friend Foghorn Leghorn used to say, :That's a joke, son, that's a joke."
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 11:34PM  
wonderin'
how many games are the Reds out now?


Oh man, my Reds are sucking so bad entering Chicago yesterday. Just got our asses kicked again tonight.
StraddleMyNose

Jul 9 @ 11:37PM  
BTW, Shawn, there are laws against age discrimination and I am appalled that you are showing such disrespect for your elders, especially when you are somebody's grandfather. I am afraid that I driven by conviction to make George W. Bush and John McCain (both over 60) aware of these transgressions, as well as AARP. ...not sure what these fucking things mean but decided to make a rare exception and use some...as my old friend Foghorn Leghorn used to say, :That's a joke, son, that's a joke."

Yeah, I still can't get passed that "grandfather" tag.
clickedanad2

Jul 9 @ 11:38PM  
are those mean ole Cubbies beatin' up on your Reds?
cool
I was a die-hard
there's still a bit of it in me
grew up a few miles from Wrigley
it's still just down the road a piece
soft_touch938

Jul 10 @ 12:46AM  
oh oh oh...I was gonna jump in here and say I resembled those remarks but after wading thru the crap from the grouches, methinks I'll just slide right on thru....
StraddleMyNose

Jul 10 @ 12:52AM  
I went back and deleted my comments and some others that led to a lot of bickering back and forth on this blog. I usually try to stay away from that stuff, but I just happened to step right into it.
themama

Jul 10 @ 12:54AM  
You shouldn't of had to hun. Was a blog for fun..
Wordsofwit

Jul 10 @ 1:22AM  
I can only speak for myself, and speculate others, but I tend to think that this blog provided more interesting entertainment for the idle minds such as myself than many in a long time.

I was riveted, I just could simply not wait to see how others weighed in and I was not disappointed, as it proved to be great entertainment for me. It accomplished its objective for one pre-geriatric, albeit not in the way you intended, Shawn. Humor can be found anywhere. Your inadvertently succeeded. I love it when a plan comes together!!

Though for reasons you sought not to accomplish, the whole gig and an evening's worth of entertainment and engagement is unintentional good fun and worth my kudo.

Cheers,

B
borty293

Jul 10 @ 4:28AM  
What's a cell phone?...Is it a cell with a landline?
ynot7769

Jul 10 @ 5:46AM  
Yeah, I still can't get passed that "grandfather" tag.

git used to it pal lol
onehornytoad69

Jul 10 @ 9:59AM  

Good Blog!!!
tosses ya.... a kudo.. cause Im a boomer.. and I still can hit the right Key....
Thx.....

Detach

Jul 10 @ 11:20AM  
Meh, No one really has anything important to say anyway. So why do most people have cell phones? If one were to stand back and listen to the idle, non-important ramblings most people spew into cell phones, I'm sure you would wonder why most people have a cell phone too.
Ewe_Wish

Jul 10 @ 3:13PM  
You know its interesting that you should write a blog about the older generation........cause you know Shawn.........someday there will be a time someone will come along and wonder if you should in your advanced age have this or that.

I remember when there was talk about behind the wheel drivers test having to be redone for anyone over the age of 60.........yet it was the teenagers and young adults who were having the most accidents...........seems our senior citizens are treated shabbily enough without saying they shouldnt be allowed things that is offered to anyone who is old enough to hold it in their hand. Now i realize that you wrote thing tounge in cheek.............but I wonder how you would feel if you were over 60 and someone wrote that........Or someone said that because people in ohio are too stupid they shouldnt be allowed a cell phone.............just because someone is over 60 doesnt mean they cant comprehend the workings of a cell phone doesnt make them incompetent............as my late husband said when I wanted to get him a cell phone ............why would i want one..........I have no interest in having one...............and just out of curiosity........did you know everything about cell phones the first time you got one..........cause i have had my razr for about 4 months and still dont know all it can do..........and really dont care either...........i can make a call and text and thats all i care about and i had my cell service for 3 yrs before i learned how to text..........JMO
StraddleMyNose

Jul 10 @ 3:48PM  
You know its interesting that you should write a blog about the older generation........cause you know Shawn.........someday there will be a time someone will come along and wonder if you should in your advanced age have this or that

Whether or not I could operate a cell phone, and I was over that age, I would most certainly laugh about it with the sense of humor I have. Technology has grown and grown over the years, and a lot of it wasn't available to the older generation at the time. As most of us age we tend to be more content and set in our ways to even care about learning to operate new gadgets these days. I have seen this too many times today. As for me, I hate to text message over the cell phone as younger adults and teens love to do, but I got the phone to talk on. You won't see many people my age texting over a cell phone like you would see the younger generation doing. If people don't care about learning to operate the new gadgets out there, then it's their right.
featherone

Jul 11 @ 11:14AM  
straddle and big flirt u mean too tell me you arent great gramps yet >?
BigFlirt

Jul 11 @ 11:20AM  
Come here feather, you bad girl you need spanked by this old dirty man.....
featherone

Jul 11 @ 11:52AM  
dammm! you been getting kinky there mr dirty ole man! haha

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Most older people (over 60) shouldn't own cell phones! lol