Thursday, March 26, 2009

Phone pas

I wanted to share a little something I found funny.

I'm sure anyone out there who sends text messages with any frequency is aware that the phone can give you the wrong word, particularly when the word is short. For example, every time I try to type "home" (4-6-6-3), it instead places the word "good" into the message. So if I try to tell 2nd that she might "beat me home," I have to make sure I don't accidentally send her a message saying that she will "beat me good."

But I've been witness to a more disconcerting substitution in the past few weeks. When I want to refer to 2nd as "wife" (9-4-3-3), it will instead place in a word no husband should ever call his wife. Or any woman for that matter. The consequences would be grim indeed. You see, 9-4-3-3 spells "wide."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Maybe I should just turn around?

I got my registration fixed in January, and now I've been reimbursed for the more expensive plates they had originally sold me. Now I just have to get the title fixed.

In the meantime, I've had my apartment complex lose my rent check and file a court case against me for it; the corporation holding my car loan is still sending the statements to my old address (despite three requests to update their records), so they arrive at my new apartment late; and my internet provider is adding extra services I never approved, resulting in bills double the normal amount.

One step forward, three steps backward. Sometimes I wonder if everyone in Maryland is inept, or if I'm just some sort of magnet for those who are.

In other news, it is now less than 48 hours until I marry the love of my life! (And she's totally ept.)