Saturday Smiles – Changing Times

I dropped my mobile a few days. The screen had a conniption fit and turned purple on the edge. By morning it had spread to the whole screen. It really looked quite pretty. But it’s broken beyond repair. While I wait for a new one to arrive, I have become aware of just how big a role it has taken on in my life. How times have changed –

Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.
The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, ‘Son, how old are you?’
‘Eight’, the boy replied.
The man continued, ‘Do you know what these are used for?’
The boy replied, ‘Not exactly, but they aren’t for me. They’re for him. He’s my brother. He’s four.”
“Oh, really?” the pharmacist replied with a grin.
“Yes.” the boy said. “We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can’t do none of those.” 

Definition of paranoia – you think someone is listening in when you text your friend

A vicar was going to a funeral. After 2 hours on the motorway, he reaches the funeral. When he gets there, he gets out of the car, puts his satnav in his pocket (but forgets to turn it off). Once he had read all the prayers, the coffin was brought to be buried with all the relatives standing around it. Suddenly, the satnav says, “You have reached your final destination!”


Raili Tanska

Accept change


15 thoughts on “Saturday Smiles – Changing Times

  1. Accept change? I’m SO not any good at that! I’m a very slow learner! Plato called the other day and we were talking about how I have four Echo Dots from Amazon connected in different rooms up and down like an intercom. I said sometimes I get paranoid that people may be listening to our conversations, but they claim it doesn’t come on unless you say the name “Alexa.” Plato said, well how does she hear her name if no one is listening? Now I’m REALLY feeling paranoid! Sorry to hear about your phone. I don’t use mine a lot. Though I have used it some to voice record emails and such.

      1. Yes, thank goodness! The boys bought me a new phone and it is a different brand to what I am used to. Not that I have ever set up a new mbl! Christopher eventually came over and did the bits needing done in 5 minutes 🤣🤣

  2. Aaahhh, phones…. over the years, as a plumber, I’ve dropped them,…. on concrete, ….. from the roof….. into muddy water trenches…… floating in pooy sewer drains….. and also dropped one into a drum of paint…… these days I’m not allowed to work that much, I think mobile phones are living a lot longer !!

  3. Accept change… it’s funny how easy it is to enjoy the advantages of age – wisdom, grandchildren and so on, and yet how hard it is to come to terms with the disadvantages. For me, the pros far outweigh the cons, though I miss my high-rise daredevil tricks…

      1. My oldest grandson can remember some of my antics since I was still climbing trees when he was a child. Even now I occasionally do silly things when we visit a play park. It’s the only time I feel truly connected to the little ones. A part of me has never grown up.

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