I will find you, even if I have to follow you to hell!
September 11, 2008 9:23am CST
One of my two boys (in this case it’s the 12 year old womanizer) had a macho fit yesterday, got caught up in a running competition with one of his friends at school, somehow they both fell, and here I am, a day later, sitting in the local hospital on the second floor, room 27, watching him sleep. It’s 12 a.m., he’s knocked out from the painkillers they gave him, and awaits surgery tomorrow morning. He broke (or badly sprained) the wrist of his left hand, and I just hope that some competent people are going to perform the operation tomorrow. This being Mexico, somebody has to be with him all the time, so my wife, his nanny and I take turns. Thank God for labtops. His cellphone just rang, one of his flames wanting to inquire how he is. You know those phones, the music starts gentle, and then goes up to a shrieking volume until you answer the phone, making sure you never miss a call. Now, I respect his privacy, but he was (still is) asleep, so I answered it, told the story, and hang up. And that’s when it started….. I had this weird idea of wanting to turn off the thing, knowing that there are more calls to come. And I couldn’t! Now, don’t get me wrong, I know how to answer a phone (even make phone calls) switch on a computer, even log into myLot, post, switch off the computer, the whole ballgame. But for the heck of it I couldn’t find the switch to turn off that cellphone. I tried everything, breached my son’s privacy by looking at his contacts, found out my horoscope, saw some grisly images on some screen, even made a movie of myself looking for that damned switch. I couldn’t find it. I chatted up some nurses, they made a real effort, we all laughed a bit and were a little embarrassed, but we didn’t find the switch. In the corner, all by his own, was this lonely farmer, watching us disinterestedly. I asked him, and voila, HE DID IT. Didn’t even want a ‘thank you’ .……
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• United States
11 Sep 08
I promise you any self respecting 12y/o knows more about a cell phone than their parents. The farmer probably didn't have children to numb his capacity to reason things out (i remember those days, don't you) so just be grateful there was one person around that hasn't lost their mind to parenthood!