Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Get Off The Bloody Phone Woman

Does it infuriate others when faced with a similar situation. I rang my missus tonight and one of the sisters-in-law answered the phone and told me that she was "working". I knew that she wanted to have a few weeks break before getting a job and suspected that she went walking instead. And so it turned out to be.

She rang me once she had arrived home and I was to call her back. I'm using a phonecard that costs about 2 cents per minute. It takes time to dial using a phonecard and when you press the wrong number and try to correct it which only brings up another menu for setting the volume (WTF?) followed by a few unsuccessful connections, well, you get the picture. It took nearly five minutes to get through. The first thing I said was practically "Get off the phone woman" when Miky told me that she had tried calling me. Some people don't see the point that I'm trying to make the call so you don't try calling me in the meantime. And she's telling me not to get upset! Why try to call me twice when I am dialling your number? And Miky knows how difficult it is to connect sometimes. I would have thought that she would have been a little more considerate.

It appears that Miky and Yu-Jin went to a taekwondo class today and Yu-Jin will be enrolling for a month. He will get some discipline, maybe learn some Korean, do a bit of exercise and get to meet other kids. Miky says that the kids in Korea have too much to do and not enough time for playing and I tend to agree with her. They went to a park today and a couple of 7 or 8 y.o. girls were interested in Yu-Jin. Didn't speak much English but still wanted to be next to him. He's had a haircut and probably looks much more respectable. He wanted to chat a bit more on the phone tonight so that felt nice.

3 comments:

Hammysmum said...

There needs to be a balance between playing and working, no matter which country you are from, or what age bracket.

Hammy said...

I meant that the kids had more activities planned for them and no time to play as kids anymore.

Hammysmum said...

I know!!!