Predictably (sic) I suppose you thought I was going to write about the little thingamajig that you hold in your hand and expect it to think ahead of you and insert words into messages! You got another thought coming up.
If there is one given in life, it is the conversations that go on between kids and their Mums!! The kids know exactly what their Mum is going to say in any given situation and the Mums are programmed to responding with ‘predictive text’ to common situations that besiege our humdrum lives and homes.
Here are some predictive texts that kids expect their Mums to say from Jenny
May 28, 2013 at 2:29 PMLOL
Don’t look at me with those eyes.
Children are to be seen, not heard.
If you keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way.
If you want to act like a child, I’ll treat you like one.
Quiet down, I can’t even hear myself think.
One day you’ll thank me.
Because I said so, that’s why!
As long as you’re under my roof, you live by my rules.
God gave you a brain, use it.
Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
Are your legs broken?
If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
Oh, Jen’s mom lets her do (Blank), fine, go live with Jen’s mom … I’ll help you pack.
Shut the door, were you born in a barn?
Your room looks like a cyclone ran through it.
Talking to you is like talking to a brick wall.
Let’s play the quiet game
Someone better be bleeding.
Where are your manners — were you raised by wolves?
I’m not asking, I’m telling.
When you have kids, I hope they’re just like you.
Don’t you use that tone with me Mister/Missy.
Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.
You better wipe that look off your face.
Don’t make me: tell you again / come back there / turn this car around, et al.”
Another ‘predictive text’ that we never ever stop using as parents…whatever our age…and to our kids ‘whatever their age’ is “I TOLD YOU SO”! This can be used in any situation from marriage, running a home, employing/handling househelp, finding the right school, extra curricular activities, eating habits, dating situations, travelling disasters, buying anything from a brand of biscuits to a condominium or bungalow, taking insurance, financial matters (especially when the stock market crashes)…and the list is endless.
We cannot exist without this wonderful idea called ‘predictive text’ can we?
To check out what the other bloggers in our LBC group choose to present on this topic that I suggested when I was sending a message from my cell do visit Ashok, gaelikaa, Lin, Maxi, Shackman and The Old Fossil.
Our new members are Pravin who blogs at http://business2buddha.com/. Holly blogs at http://jahangiri.us/2013/