Call me "Pam"...

I was talking with a friend of mine about how much I love my new iPad. You know how we like to compare our latest electronic devices.  

Mine does this! Does yours do THAT?! 

She said her son-in-law has the latest Galaxy smartphone. He thinks he’s going to like it….just needs to get over the "creep factor."

Seeing my questioning look, she explained that based on your input the phone figures out your lifestyle and habits. Then it suggests things like "you may want to leave for work earlier today, traffic is backed up" or "check for your flight status to Antigua today, there is heavy fog at the airport. "

I have become comfortable with Siri.  She only talks to me if I talk to her. She doesn’t get in my business, suggest things or try to anticipate my needs. This upgrade in technology made my imagination run a little wild……

PAMELA? Make sure you have your umbrella if you go out. Heavy rain today. 

Oh, thanks! That’s sweet of you.

PAMELA? Don’t forget your dental appointment next Wednesday.  

Uh….thanks! I was trying not to think about the needle and the drill, but okay.
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And you can call me Pam.

PAMELA? You were looking at Coach Bags online. There is a sale at Macy's today.

I was just looking, but since you mentioned it………..

PAMELA! Why are you at Macy's? Your bank just alerted you that your checking account balance is low!

Huh? 

PAMELA?! RunKeeper says let's work out! You thought this was the perfect time a while back.....remember?

Excuse ME???!!!!

PAMELA? Just a friendly reminder that you are a Weight Watchers member. Are you sure you want to stop at Krispy Kreme?! 

That’s my business. But if you must know, I’m picking up donuts for a friend!

PAMELA! I detect deception in your response!

PAMELA?! I’M TALKING TO YOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 seconds later…

Police officer:  Ma’am, do you know how fast you were going?  And did I observe you throwing a phone out of the window? License and registration please.

2 minutes later…

Police officer: PAMELA Gallion. I’m giving you a citation for speeding and littering!

Me:  Thanks officer, and you can call me Pam.


Or you can call her Kenya's mom!

See the apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it? If it weren't for the title I could have passed this off as my stuff. Mom and I share the same sarcastic sense of humor. She and I will get on the phone, text or e-mail and cut up with dialog just like this.

Mom is retired now and it came to me in the middle of the night after reading one of her hilarious e-mails to ask her if she'd like to guest post from time to time. 

Here's the thing... she said YES!  

Welcome "mom" to Here's the thing... or you can call her Pam.