Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It Dont Be Nabisco

Doctor Rachel Jeantel
It's obvious that email almost entirely eliminated the art of "letter writing."  (Plus the fact that at least 35 % of Americans can't read above a 5th grade level.)

In the words of one of the leading cultural icons of this generation, Travon Martin's girlfriend,
Rachel Jeantel"That be Old Stuff.

In spite of the fact that I seldom see drivers without cell phones in their ears, I think electronic mail has also cut down on phone calls.  At least it has at my house.

In fact, unless a relative, or someone I really like is on the other end, I HATE PHONE CALLS!

What a time waster.  "How are you? How's your ........whatever, etc."

Whereas an email is so much more efficient!  "Howdy, meet me tomorrow. Noon. McDonalds.

That's it.

It's email for me.

On the subject of phone calls, I got one from a woman who's voice I didn't recognize,

"Favorite Grandaughter"
"Grandaddy, this is your favorite grand daughter!"

Now that's the kind of call that would make almost any grandaddy forget about how wonderful and efficient email is.

She went on to tell me how much she missed me and......well, she admitted she had done something
stupid, but knew that I would understand.

Well, I was all ears (as Ross Perot once said).

I won't bore you with all the details....but the bottom line was that .....and she promised that "she would pay me back as soon as..."

And after all, what loving grandaddy could refuse to come to the aid of a damsel in distress. Especially if it was your favorite Granddaughter?   Plus, it was only $500.

The fact that I didn't send her the money was not because I was ungrandaddyly mean;

"Creepy Ass Cracka"
It was because I don't have a grand daughter.

Again, as that wise icon of modern American culture,

Rachel Jeantel might advise, "You old school Creepy Ass Crackas out there better be careful."