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Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

Hi,

So last night our cat was scared by the vacuum cleaner and managed to
land wrong and dislocate its hind leg. So the cat has been at the vet
all day and they were able to pop its leg back into place. She was
going to be staying over night for observation to let the ligaments
tighten up in the hopes it would heal on its own over time.

So I'm in a meeting and get a garbled call from my wife on my blackberry...

Wife: "The cat is ...garbled... dead."
Me: "Oh my God she' dead? What happened?!!!"
Wife: "...garbled... Chinese food ...garbled... home?"
Me: "Can you repeat that? Is the cat dead?"
Wife: "Yes ...garbled... the cat ...garbled... come home."

After a dramatic pause I called her on a land line. She called to tell
me the cat is fine and she just wanted me to pickup dinner. Whew!

-- Bob

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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

Where did the "dead" come from?


"Robert Charles Mahar" <info@trafficshaper.com> wrote in message
news:Jf0xj.5224$Ec7.2376@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Hi,
>
> So last night our cat was scared by the vacuum cleaner and managed to land
> wrong and dislocate its hind leg. So the cat has been at the vet all day
> and they were able to pop its leg back into place. She was going to be
> staying over night for observation to let the ligaments tighten up in the
> hopes it would heal on its own over time.
>
> So I'm in a meeting and get a garbled call from my wife on my
> blackberry...
>
> Wife: "The cat is ...garbled... dead."
> Me: "Oh my God she' dead? What happened?!!!"
> Wife: "...garbled... Chinese food ...garbled... home?"
> Me: "Can you repeat that? Is the cat dead?"
> Wife: "Yes ...garbled... the cat ...garbled... come home."
>
> After a dramatic pause I called her on a land line. She called to tell
> me the cat is fine and she just wanted me to pickup dinner. Whew!
>
> -- Bob
>
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> Robert Charles Mahar
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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinesetakeout?

That's on the order of what was, for a while, a fairly typical
conversation with my wife while I was on the way home (handsfree in the
care is *really* nice):

Me: "<chat chat chat> Oh [carp]."
[line dies]

Followed by my calling the house again to find my wife wondering what
caused the expletive just prior to the line going dead....

It's taken a few times, but I've learned not to use that particular
phrase on the phone any more...

Jim
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Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1
Novell Training Services
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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

No idea... its was sort of phoneme salad at the end. But I could swear
it was "dead." I suspect is was "did" as in "did ya want Chinese?"

-- Bob

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Craig wrote:
> Where did the "dead" come from?
>
>
> "Robert Charles Mahar" <info@trafficshaper.com> wrote in message
> news:Jf0xj.5224$Ec7.2376@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> So last night our cat was scared by the vacuum cleaner and managed to land
>> wrong and dislocate its hind leg. So the cat has been at the vet all day
>> and they were able to pop its leg back into place. She was going to be
>> staying over night for observation to let the ligaments tighten up in the
>> hopes it would heal on its own over time.
>>
>> So I'm in a meeting and get a garbled call from my wife on my
>> blackberry...
>>
>> Wife: "The cat is ...garbled... dead."
>> Me: "Oh my God she' dead? What happened?!!!"
>> Wife: "...garbled... Chinese food ...garbled... home?"
>> Me: "Can you repeat that? Is the cat dead?"
>> Wife: "Yes ...garbled... the cat ...garbled... come home."
>>
>> After a dramatic pause I called her on a land line. She called to tell
>> me the cat is fine and she just wanted me to pickup dinner. Whew!
>>
>> -- Bob
>>
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>> Robert Charles Mahar
>> Traffic Shaping Engine for NetWare
>> http://www.TrafficShaper.com
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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

Robert Charles Mahar wrote:

> So I'm in a meeting and get a garbled call from my wife on my blackberry...


You need AT&T. It's got more bars in more places.

--
Joe
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
who do."
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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

Yeah, but when he spends more time in bars, the phone may not be garbled,
but his head on the other hand.........

;-}

--
Brent

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used
up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"


"Joseph Marton" <jmartonNO@SPAMhsemuni.com> wrote in message
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> Robert Charles Mahar wrote:
>
>> So I'm in a meeting and get a garbled call from my wife on my
>> blackberry...

>
> You need AT&T. It's got more bars in more places.
>
> --
> Joe
> "Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us
> who do."



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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

I can see how that would cause some concern on her part...for the first few
times, anyway!

"Jim Henderson" <Jim.Henderson@SysOps.NSC> wrote in message
news:jf2xj.5288$Ec7.4964@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> That's on the order of what was, for a while, a fairly typical
> conversation with my wife while I was on the way home (handsfree in the
> care is *really* nice):
>
> Me: "<chat chat chat> Oh [carp]."
> [line dies]
>
> Followed by my calling the house again to find my wife wondering what
> caused the expletive just prior to the line going dead....
>
> It's taken a few times, but I've learned not to use that particular
> phrase on the phone any more...
>
> Jim
> --
> Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1
> Novell Training Services



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Re: Cellular Phones: Is the cat dead or do you want Chinese takeout?

Joseph Marton wrote:
>
> You need AT&T. It's got more bars in more places.
>


I'll remember that next time I'm out in Provo...

....it could use a couple more bars.

-- Bob

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