05 March 2008

Things I thought I would never be

I never thought I would be a Twitter person, but now it is part of my life. My name over there is suebob, if you want to follow me.

I thought it was the stupidest damn thing I had ever heard of, especially when I heard that people were receiving tweets (TWEETS! I said "tweets," a stupid name if I have ever heard one. God help me) as text messages. I imagined getting alerted 600x a day to some sily 140 character nonsense.

But now that I have been bitten by the Twitter Vampire, I see that it is more like the cracker barrel at the Olde Country Mercantile - a gathering spot to shoot the shit breeze all day and all night - but in this case I don't have to put on my overalls and drag my butt down to meet my cronies. My cronies are virtual.

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I never thought I would text while standing in line, either, since I considered myself superior to those geekazoids that I saw doing it.

Peets Counterguy: Um, I'll help you NOW??

Suebob: (looks up confused) Where am I?

Peets Counterguy: Would you like a delicious coffee beverage?

Suebob: Uh, yeah, I was just...what was I doing? I'm sorry.

Peets Counterguy: That's a Crackberry, isn't it?

Suebob: I'm sorry. I won't do it again.

Peets Counterguy: How OLD are you? Leave txting to the young, ma'am. It is not for your kind.

Suebob: You're right, you're right. I don't know what I was thinking.

Peets Counterguy: Next time you come in here, I want to see you with one of those simple cell phones with the big buttons, okay?

Suebob: (meekly) Okay.

15 comments:

Hilly said...

Don't tell anyone but....I used to make FUN of Twitter extensively. Now I am its mistress too :).

Mamma said...

I say screw the young kids! The arthritis hasn't kicked in yet. Let's TEXT!!!

Karl said...

Jitterbug!

Suzanne said...

No, seriously. That guy did not say that to you.... Did he?

Anonymous said...

Suz...no I made that up...but I Was twitting and holding up line SB

Karen said...

I really wanted to be a part of the whole Twitter bandwagon, but I kept forgetting about it and would go days and days without, uh, tweeting? :) Maybe I'll try again one day...

Average Jane said...

I've gotta say, I'm digging Twitter so far. I haven't Tweeted from the mobile phone yet, though. I'm saving that for special occasions.

Count Mockula said...

Your faux Peets conversation cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

The important question is "Did you remember to bring your own cup?"

-- the green bicyclist

SUEB0B said...

@the green bicyclist - always. And my own bags.

Heather B. said...

Someone asked me what a typical day looks like for me. My answer was "Well, I get into work. I look at Twitter... and then that's about it." Once you've been sucked into the Twitter vortex it is impossible to get out. So glad you've joined the dark side.

Anonymous said...

Ah Red Stapler, you are a better woman than I ... I almost always forget the bags. :-)

-- the green bicyclist

Traceytreasure said...

I must be old. I have no idea what you're talking about. Sigh. Off to Google I go to search Twitter and Tweet. Thank you!

Chantel said...

I totally gave in. Just added you!!

super des said...

I just joined twitter because I'm sure that everyone wants to know every detail of my days' thoughts, especially the ones I don't write whole blogs about.
(superdes)

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