It’s Christmas time! That is supposed to mean harmony, togetherness, and good cheer; instead it’s usually stress, road rage, and social embarrassment.
This particular story relates to the latter category, and if I had an ounce of pride I would indeed find it rather embarrassing instead of merely hilarious.
I have recently purchased a new phone. My old Blackberry Bold (shut up, haters, I loved that tough lil bastard) fell face first on the tile and cracked the screen into oblivion, so I got a new Samsung Galaxy SIII. It was my first touch screen, my first smartphone, and my first real introduction to auto-correct. I’ve actually adjusted well to the use of it and enjoyed the applications, but there have been some hiccups in the adjustment. One such incident occurred while discussing a Christmas present I was getting for a good friend.
I enjoy picking out good presents and never expect anything in return, in what should be the true spirit of the season. This friend loves owls, and in addition to a few other things, I got her a little stuffed owl ornament. I should also mention that she is a NEWLYWED whose wedding I attended last year (and even danced Gangnam Style with her husband). When I found out she was getting me something too, this was the conversation that followed, the blue bubbles are me:
Now…clearly I’m getting used to the swipe texting feature, and they have the words listed in alphabetical order…so “owl” became “oral” with hilarious results.
You don’t even want to know what happens when I mis-swipe-text “and”…
From the RevPub family to yours, may your holidays be filled with as few socially embarrassing situations as possible!