Oh my gosh, so much

With my new schedule I don’t actually start interacting with the interwebs until early to mid afternoon. Sure, in the morning, after I’ve read the newspaper and I’m still half asleep and sitting at the dining table, I use my iPad to scroll (and delete) email from my main email account. I don’t check the account associated with this blog so I don’t see any of the day’s new posts until the afternoon when I sit down to my desk and my ‘big’ computer. Sometimes over lunch I scan, still via my iPad, some of the new posts in my reader but rarely would I comment because typing on an iPad is a PITA.  And yes I have a bluetooth keyboard for it but that is also a PITA.  I can, OTOH, click the like button and sometimes I will do that. This is just so you know why I might seem to be missing your posts, especially those of you in some way different time zone (Looking at you Rory).

Next up – the impossibly quirky English language – Buddy71 had a post today – Wednesday Whisper. I saw this in my email – just the title “Closer” and the photo. Closer, in my mind, read as someone or something that closes, as opposed to open. Imagine my surprise when I went to his site and it was a whole ‘nother thing. “Closer” is a heteronym – (“each of two or more words that are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings, such as tear meaning “rip” and tear meaning “liquid from the eye.””) Just for some fun here is a link to, supposedly,  the complete list heteronyms in the English language.

And then – what the frick is wrong with people? You send someone a hefty check as a gift, and the only way you know if they ever received it is when you get a notification from the bank that the check has cleared. How hard is it, how much time does it take, to type 8 letters and a space – either in a text, and email, or even a message via FB? I am sorely tempted to never send that person another thing – ever – of any kind. Unfortunately that person is my husband’s middle child who already hates my guts. I don’t expect her to acknowledge me in any way but I do expect her to acknowledge her father. (Yes, I write and sign the checks and cards but still – her father’s name is on them.) I am so pissed!

There’s more to talk about but I’m tired of typing!

14 thoughts on “Oh my gosh, so much”

  1. I totally agree with you about the Bluetooth keyboard. I had one that I tried using on my tablet and I hated it
    It’s very irritating when somebody doesn’t at the very least acknowledge that they received a gift from you. I had that happen several years ago at Christmas time and after that I stopped giving that person gifts

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    1. I really wonder how my husband feels about his children ignoring him. He excuses his son by saying – “Well, he’s just like me, not much of a communicator” so that means “Thank you” is not an option? Tho admittedly the son has gotten better over the years, he even called G when this whole corona virus thing hit – G was so shocked! His youngest daughter communicates with us the most for which we are grateful tho it’s mostly me and her communicating. We have a shared drive for getting pictures of the 2 granddaughters and G is ‘friends” with his kids on FB, which I am not, I don’t want to interfere in their lives and they never asked me to be friends, so there you go. This middle daughter – oh please do not get me started! We haven’t heard from any of the ‘kids’ since the beginning of March, tho, again, they may all be communicating via FB, I have no way of knowing. I did ask G yesterday if his daughter had acknowledged the gift and he said she hadn’t – so there you go.

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  2. well, im glad it at least got you to my site. lol

    i agree about people not acknowledging “gifts” it is very rude not to. i feel a text or email IS NOT a way to answer about receiving a gift. it should be a written thank you.

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    1. I look at every one of your posts, I get reminders in my email, in my WP reader and on the blog roll on my old blogger blog LOL I don’t expect a written note from anyone, I myself am lax about that but I ALWAYS send, IMMEDIATELY upon receipt, an email. First because it is the right thing to do, second because I am always thankful when someone sends me anything and third, to let the person know that their gift was not lost in the mail. An email for the last reason alone would seem the polite thing to do.

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  3. It will come back to bite them one day when they are feeling low and, gee-whiz, the pain of their thoughtlessness will hurt. Maybe the gnawing of regret and the ache of remorse is in there, nagging at them, saying “too late, you blew it kid”.

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    1. She doesn’t understand the concept of “she blew it” because her Aunt and Uncle are still supporting her financially even after being sorely verbally abused by her about, of all things, money! She is my husband’s daughter and I’ve been dealing with her crap for 30 years now…She has two children, the oldest of whom is 12 and he referred to my husband, his grandfather, by his first name. I put a stop to that immediately!

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    1. The only time she communicates with her father is when she wants money and depending on the situation I will send her half of what she asks for. She has two children, one 12 and one 5 and when their birthdays and Christmas roll around she sends her father an email telling him what they want – yeah, right. When the older one was about 8 he wanted a $500 video game set-up – I laughed at that one. We have reimbursed her Uncle for some of the money he has ‘loaned’ her. Actually she knows enough now that asking us for large amounts of money will get her a whole lot of silence.


  4. Yes-Yes-YES!!! How hard is it to say thank-you for a gift??!! One of my pet peeves!! I wish I was more like my mother (RIP). She would NEVER get a thank-you for money & cards she’d send to the grandkids and their spouses. I mean, mom would send cards containing money for all sorts of events & holidays… and not ONCE did she get a phone call in thanks…. or a return card. But that would never bother her… she’d tell me “I sent the card & money because I wanted them to have it, Annie, and not because I wanted a thank-you.”

    Yeah, I wish I could look at things that way. But I can’t. :-/

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    1. Neither can I – I was taught to say thank you when someone gave me something. It is just disrespectful and while your mother was obviously a nicer person than I am, I do expect some acknowledgement, you don’t have to be grateful or thankful but you can at least extend the courtesy to let me know the whatever I sent was received safely. I don’t give gifts as an obligation (except in the case of this one person), as a friend on FB said – my love language is generosity – I give gifts because it makes me happy, purely selfish motives BUT STILL let me know you got it.


  5. Replying to reassure you that you aren’t the only one whose gift recipients don’t know how to write ore utter the words “thank you.” Pity the poor things.

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    1. The connection is fine, it’s just the small keyboard that makes me crazy, also bluetooth accessories need to be charged and whenever I DO go to use them they are low on power PITA


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