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Generation Gap?

A bit hard of hearing.

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Comment from Kaye Ouston
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Well, didn't this make me laugh. You have captured the contrast between the elderly and the younger generation with captivating humour. I live with my 81 year old Mum and have had plenty of conversations like this as her hearing isn't too good. Your writing delivers crisp and comic banter between the two characters that is a pleasure to read.

Thank you for sharing

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2017
    Thank you for reading and the six stars. I'm 71 and getting hard of hearing myself. this is what gave me the idea of the story I think. It is especially hard for me to understand conversations on the phone.
Comment from Rasmine
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Hello, :)

This is hilarious. LOL! I live in a disabled/elderly housing and I run into this a lot. I also talk soft, so that adds to the problem.

I found these parts very entertaining and hysterical:
Well, I never....why on earth would you want to hump my car? It might be interesting to watch, but I can't see how it will get my car started. Sounds all right youngster, but I'm warning you, I have a can of pepper spray and I know how to use it (one suggestion, maybe you could say 'I know how to use it', in another way cause this phrase has been way overdone -- just a suggestion, though.).

Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 12-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2017
    Thanks. Yeah, you might be right about that one phrase. However, I believe that is exactly the way an old person would say it. I know I use that phrase (I know how to use it or do It) quite often, and at 71, I qualify as an elderly person. LOL
Comment from Alcreator Litt Dear
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This speaks a good experience over convention, people do ever complain about generation gap and miscommunication between elder and younger; but not essentially always; I liked.(6-STAR)

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2017
    Thanks for reading and commenting. The six stars are much appreciated too. It was a fu n story to write.
Comment from For better for verse
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Great piece of writing which I really enjoyed and well worthy of its recognised status, a worthy contest entry too.
Well done.

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2017
    Thanks for reading and commenting. It was a fun story to write.
Comment from JDRBAR
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Wonderful! This is such a delightful humor it made me smile for the first time today. I'm also hard of hearing and my son loves to tease me about it. Sometimes it is fun to find that what I THOUGHT I heard was far from actuality, so I can really relate with this story.

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2017
    Thanks for reading and commenting. I can relate to this story too as I'm getting a bit hard of hearing.
Comment from pbomar1115
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I couldn't stop laughing and had trouble writing this review because of this hilarious piece of writing. It has been a long time since I read something that made me laugh as hard as something being said in actual words by a live person.

Phillip

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2017
    Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm so glad it made you laugh. We need more humor in this old world today.
reply by pbomar1115 on 11-Nov-2017
    You're welcome.

Comment from Ricky1024
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I pretty birds I saw a beautiful red cardinal yesterday and so did my cat mouschi as he post on the fencing he drained of that red cardinal and he dreams of its wonderful taste fortunately the bird was able to get away Legend and as the bird flew away he was a little confused I didn't fly completely away though it flew into the tree above him where it watched him he had no idea and as I watched and read your palm it was wonderfully written of course the great descriptive measures thanks for this and happy Memorial Veterans Day dr. Ricky 1024

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2017
    Thanks, Ricky. Hope to see you writing again one of these days soon. I miss you, my friend.
Comment from Jacqueline M Franklin
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Hi, Prettybluebirds

= Fantastic write!
= I chuckled all he way through it.
= Mrs. Palasky sounded so true to form.
= And the mechanic stumbling over his poor choice of words were priceless.
= This is such a terrific entry. Hope you win the contest. Good Luck.

Cheers, J
Have a good day/evening!
(*>*) A Smile Is A Frown Upside Town (*>*)

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2017
    Thanks. I can relate to this story as it is hard for me to hear on the phone. Thanks for your vote of confidence and the six-stars. I appreciate your input.
Comment from Janilou
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LOL I enjoyed this.

My favorite part:

Are you being funny again, young man? That's the problem with young people today, no respect for their elders. Do you realize that what you are doing could be considered elder abuse? I have half a notion to turn you in to AARP.

Hahahahahaha.

No suggestions for corrections. It was great.
Jan

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2017
    Thanks, and glad you liked it. This sort of came from my own experiences. It is hard for me to hear on the phone and I'm 71 this year.
Comment from Mabaker
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Oh, that was so funny. Is it an 'all dialogue' contest, if not it should be.
I can just see the old giving the young fellow a blast. You have to write more of these they are natural and funny. Sincerely Anne.

 Comment Written 10-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2017
    Thank you, my friend. Yeah, it's an all dialogue contest due in January. I appreciate the six-stars and your input. I can relate to this story because it's hard for me to hear on the phone, and at 71, I guess I could qualify as an elder. LOL
reply by Mabaker on 11-Nov-2017
    We must all get better with age I was 76 the other day, or week ago. Hope you do well in the contest. It was funny. Sincerely Anne