Sunday, October 17, 2010

Selective hearing

This photo was taken at the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, TX.

Yesterday, I entered a contest to win Smith and Wesson Ultralight revolver. I had to be present to win.

My son came home when my husband and I were heading out the door so we could be present to win. My son had selected hearing thinking I said, "I bought a revolver". A little bit a drool was coming down the corners of his mouth wondering which beauty caught my fancy. He was in such a good mood.

When we arrived in the parking lot, the subject we were talking about was computers. My husband said, "My school had computers". We were thinking he was referring to his high school He was the Class of '64.
"What kind of computers did you have, an abacus?", I asked thinking my husband was going to heckle my son with the virtues low tech and the good old days.
My husband replied in frustrated tone, "No, we didn't have an abacus?"
"So you used your toes?" I asked. Hmmm low tech is fast becoming extreme low tech.
"No, I didn't used my toes. The computers had vacuum tubes" he replied.
I replied, "What school are you talking about?"
He replied back, "My college". Oh dear... oops.
I replied to him, "I thought you were talking about your high school had computers".
My son then pipes up with, "Dad used a paper slide rule in high school................... Based on Logarithms".

My husband had enough of our wicked math jokes to know not to go there to ask us to explain because in the end, he won't find it one bit funny.

My husband change the subject fast from math and computers to drawing in 10 minutes
My son said, "Drawing?"


stopsign said...

I can tell who has the sense of humor's already in your family. lol....BTW Did you win?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Oh sure ... keep us on the edge of our seats.

Supi said...

Stopsign - A young man won the gun. He does have a sense of humor.

Supi said...

Odie - I didn't win. I'll put in for the next drawing for Oct. 31st. The gun dealer promised the next gun drawing offers males will drool more and possessed dreamy eyes compared to this gun. I have this gun dealer trained.