Texting my Daughter’s Friend’s Parents

I recently had to text my daughter’s friend’s parents to make sure they had the correct address for our home. Not a huge problem…just send them our address via text message.

They were overdue so I sent the following message.

Me: Having problems finding our house? Our address: 1XXXX SE 23X Street Misty Meadows neighborhood (behind the pink mansion).

Them: Who is this?

Me: Hi Mark, it’s K’s dad Kevin

Me: Angie wanted to know where K was. I told her not to worry but I wasn’t sure if Lisa knew how to find our house.

Them: You have the wrong number stop texting me.

Me: Sorry.

See, wasn’t that a pleasant way to end the texting conversation? I really wanted to say:

Me: Maybe if you were better at texting and faster responding to me I wouldn’t be sending you a bunch of texts you dork.

But I didn’t….I was nice because they had my address. Don’t want to upset some crazy like me!

FUIing – Facebooking Under the Influence

FUIing – Facebooking Under the Influence

I’d like to thank my friend Kelly to introducing me to the term “FUIing” and warning me about the dangers of such behavior. I have decided not to be on Facebook while I have a few drinks in me. I have made some hilarious comments after I have had a few drinks….which turn out not to be so hilarious (or the people I wrote to didn’t have a sense of humor).

While many people think they are funny while drinking, we can all agree that they aren’t. Sure, they might do a few funny things or whip off a funny comment here or there but the reality is, they aren’t that funny. They are even worse when they are sober. Or perhaps when you are sober, you realize how stupid drunk people are.

Hold on now…this isn’t an AA commercial, but you should be aware that most likely, you aren’t as funny as you think. Which brings us back to FUIing.

Now, regardless of what you think, FUIing is not acceptable. We all know that it is extremely funny to leave your witty comments on your friend’s wall but nothing good comes of it. Especially when your lame friend doesn’t have a sense of humor. Seriously, why bother having a Facebook page if you aren’t prepared to have your chops busted by your friends? It really is your friend’s fault for not having a good sense of humor and understanding how funny you are.

FUIing can also lead to BUIing (Blogging Under the Influence) and you know that will certainly lead to nothing but trouble.

So, we have established that FUIing and BUIing can be bad things. We shouldn’t post things while we have been drinking because it can lead to misunderstandings and hard feelings. We should understand that our sense of humor might not translate into something funny online. Or your friends might not be as open minded or have a great sense of humor you thought they did.

Be careful out there while you reading about your friend’s awesome lives on Facebook while you wallow in depression over how sad your life really has become. The truth is that your life isn’t that sad. You are just being fooled by the numerous posts of all the good things people have to say. Most people don’t report how they had a bad class of diarrhea from the new restaurant down the street, or how their son is a loser drug user, or how they crashed their car while texting and checking their email.

Thanks for reading my all important blog and my need to be noticed and important in my own mind.