Monday, April 10, 2006

Mothers Say The Darndest Things

While sitting with my mom drinking coffee, the phone rang. Mom answered, listened for a brief moment, said Well, about time it was great news - then hung up the phone.

Mom filled me in, because I must have looked puzzled.

They said "We have great news for you!" Well, about time it was great news. I am sick of getting those calls telling me I won an Ozark Getaway.

Reminder to self - double check to make sure I did put my parents on the Do Not Call list.

A must read ~ Sgt Hook's No Tears In Heaven


Anonymous Denise said...

I cringe when the phone rings. Today I got back to back phone calls. The first was a bill collector...reminding me that my payment is due TODAY and the next was from Shiner's wanting money. I just filled up my minivan 2.61/gal...who has extra money?

MAYBE one of these days I'll get a phone call with good news.

1:08 PM  
Blogger brian said...

I have to answer the phone all day at work. I let the machine pick up at home and guess what, I am never home.
Brian aka hummingbunny

1:14 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Denise - I am lucky that I only have a cell phone - don't need a regular land line for internet, so why have it?

$2.61/gallon for gas? I hate to think how high diesel is.

Brian - so glad to have you aboard! I am going to reply to your email soon. I just have been busy wearing black.

When I was training horses, I kept my cell phone on my hip with a headset so that I could talk and ride at the same time.

That lead to some interesting conversations. "Oh, I'm sorry. I was talking to the horse."

1:49 PM  
Blogger Rude1 said...

Hahahahaha! So, were you talking to the horse, or the horse's a$$?

Sorry, bad pun, but I had to do it! :)

1:57 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Rude1 - That was to be expected. ;)
I tell ya, you know how training horses can be. Just imagine some of the things people heard.

I have this bad habit of grumbling "knock it off" along with expletives whenever one starts to act up or get silly. Don't get me wrong, I use alot of natural horsemanship when starting horses, but I know you know what I am talking about so I am going to stop there. lol

Usually I did a good job remembering that someone else was listening.

2:07 PM  
Blogger brian said...

Thanks cowgirl,
I tried posting comments from home, but webtv doesn't let me access my blog, nor post comments. I have to post at work, always tricky. I wanted to let you all know that I am fed up with all the abuse of women, and am using my writing to speak out, to say that for this male, I have had enough .
Thanks, Brian aka hummingbunny

2:33 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Brian - I certainly appreciate that. The more people we have speak out against rape and violence toward women, the better.


2:41 PM  
Blogger Rude1 said...

I can imagine! Just today, while talking with my wife, I said "F*$K you A$$h(*e!" to an idiot who cut me off. Luckily, she's knows me well and asked sweetly, "did someone cut you off, or are you talking to me?" LOL, Gotta love her!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Did Ed McMahon come to their house carrying a big check, too?:)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Minka said...

The only phonecalls I get that bother me is "Oh, we are doing a poll and we would like to know if you have a couple of minutes to answer some questions in regard to the use of Viagra!" thanks!

12:37 AM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

As backwards as Spain is they have telemarketers now!!!! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! i do have my fun with them though and glad your mama does too!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Haha, that's a really funny post. My mom claims to be a non-profit.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

I haven't owned a hard lined phone ever since the invention of wireless. Thus, I have avoided the telemarketer, but have missed out on the art of the telemarketer shuffle. your mom seems to have it down.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rarely answer phones they annoy me. It seems there should be a law that you hav to be on a list to be called otherwise it should be illegal.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous cooper said...

ah shoo that was me

5:02 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Rude1 - ;)

Janet - That would be the day!

Minka - LOL

Miz B - Oh no! Telemarketers are everywhere now?

Doug - Hehehehe our mummys would get along.

Jake - They keep the land line so that long lost relatives can find us and ask for money.

Coop - Hate HATE the phone. Totally agree with you about the list. Good idea.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Hey - you went and changed formats!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Rude1 said...

Gee, I thought I was lost for a minnit :) WHere's the pink? Hope things are going well!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

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6:47 AM  
Blogger brian said...

good morning y'all, six yars in Florida, gots to talk like dis. Posted the poem like we talked cowgirl, slow morning at work, had a chance to read your entire posts, wow, you are a truly amazing person. Not sure about the new format, I'll let it grow on me for awhile.
Brian aka hummingbunny

7:42 AM  
Blogger Rude1 said...

Hey girl, haven't seen you in a while; everything okay?

9:52 AM  

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